Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Our common home really needs your help! Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017

“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system,” warns Pope Francis in his landmark environmental encyclical Laudato Si (“On Care for Our Common Home”). Indeed, the scientific consensus is very solid. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “97 percent or more of Read more

Pope, di Caprio, Obama and Clinton in movie Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Pope Francis is in a movie about global warming with a stella cast including world leaders including Bill Clinton,Barak Obama and Ban Ki-moon. The film “Before the Flood” was produced by National Geographic. It was released this week. Leonardo Di Caprio, who narrates the movie, says Francis’ leadership on climate change is “inspirational and essential”. Read more

Caritas Challenge – helping young people make a difference Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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St Joseph’s School Feilding is taking on the Caritas Challenge for the first time. The whole school of 135 students will be taking part in the activities on Friday. The senior class is staying overnight to complete the 24 hours through to Saturday morning. “We hope that the students will learn to appreciate the very Read more

Stephen Hawking among the scientists at Pontifical Academy of Sciences Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Stephen Hawking, a renowned British physicist and self-declared atheist, was among those the Pope addressed this week. Hawking and other scientists were attending the Pontifical Academy of Sciences symposium. The symposium focused on scientific knowledge and technology’s impact on people and the planet. Although Pope Francis and Hawking have opposing religious beliefs, they connect with Read more

The consequences of climate change Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Charred by the pulsing heat, the earth has turned to dust. Rivers have thinned to threads. Wells and ponds have parched. Across the sun-punished lands of Colombia’s La Guajira province, the northernmost point of South America, the symptoms of drought are stark. Water carriers walk for hours, bucket handles digging into their hands. Goats and Read more

Ribat says Pope very true to his word – “church is for the poor” Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016

John Ribat, Papua New Guinea’s newly appointed Cardinal, says Pope Francis  has been very true to his word that he’s not looking at the traditional places where cardinals have been appointed in the past. “He’s going beyond that and wanting a fairer representation of the church,” he said in an extended  interview with Alex Perrottet Read more

Great Barrier Reef RIP Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

For most of its life, the reef was the world’s largest living structure, and the only one visible from space. It was 1,400 miles long, with 2,900 individual reefs and 1,050 islands. In total area, it was larger than the United Kingdom, and it contained more biodiversity than all of Europe combined. It harbored 1,625 Read more

Caritas welcomes NZ ratification of Paris Climate Agreement Comments 0

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Caritas has welcomed New Zealand’s ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, just a day after the Catholic social justice agency’s annual State of the Environment Report for Oceania called on all nations in the region to ratify the agreement. The move by New Zealand decision brings to 14 the number of Oceania nations Read more

Caritas report launched at Parliament today – Drought affects 4.7 M in Oceania Comments 0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Su’a William Sio (Member of Parliament for Mangere) will launch Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s report about our close neighbours in Oceania at Parliament today, 4 October. According to the UN at the peak of the regional drought in summer, food and water issues affected more than 4.7 million people The impact of these factors continues Read more

Faith communities worldwide join in prayers for Pacific Island people Comments 0

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Faith-based communities in the Pacific region and from around the world have offered prayers for Pacific Island people whose homes have been affected by climate change. More than one hundred events took place over the past two weeks as part of the #PrayForOurPacific campaign. The Pacific Climate Warriors, a network of young Pacific Island people who Read more