Posts Tagged ‘Environmental protection’

Auckland 9-year-old on a mission to get compost bins in every school

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Nine-year-old Nico Tauri is on a mission to have every school in New Zealand install compost bins. It comes after he successfully convinced consumer goods giant Unilever to take plastic scoops out of its Surf washing powder. Unilever said the move, due to start in June 2022, would reduce the amount of plastic in circulation Read more

Pope asks young Catholics to be society’s critical conscience

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
America Magazine

Pope Francis urged young Catholics on Sunday to “be the critical conscience of society”. During his celebration of a Mass marking the 36th World Youth Day, Francis praised young people for their efforts to protect the Earth’s environment. Calling them “friends”, Francis told his young congregation “we are not here to be enchanted by the Read more

Initial synod talks focus on climate, priests and inculturation

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Climate change, water resources, inculturation and indigenous practices were among the topics discussed during the Amazon Synod’s Sunday afternoon session. A general summary of the topics discussed during the closed-door session has been published. Some of the discussions focused on ordaining married men. It was described as a “legitimate need” but one which “cannot affect Read more

Pope asks conservatives not to be bound by status quo

Monday, October 7th, 2019

At the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region on Sunday the Pope Francis appealed to conservatives not to be bound by the status quo. The synod’s purpose will be to discuss the future of the Church in the Amazon. These discussions will include the possibility of married priests. Most of Read more

Environmental protection should be in canon law

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Environmental protection is an issue the Vatican’s former top legal advisor says should be included in canon law. Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, says caring for the environment is “one of the most serious duties” for the faithful today. Christians should not only “not harm” but “improve” the Read more