Posts Tagged ‘Laudato Si’

St Vincent de Paul turns green Comments 0

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
St Vincent de Paul

For the first time, St Vincent de Paul has included a commitment to caring for the environment as an integral part of its strategic plan for the next five years. Caring for the planet is an essential part of living the Gospel today, says John Kennedy-Good, leader of the Society’s social justice outreach. “Vincentians are Read more

Pope Francis pushes his climate theology Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Thirty years ago, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople put September 1 on the Orthodox calendar as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Last month, Pope Francis did the same for the Catholic Church and on Sunday marked the occasion by issuing a new message on climate change. Moving beyond his 2015 encyclical Read more

Bishops call for an ecological spirituality Comments 0

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

California’s Catholic bishops have released an ecological pastoral statement about threats to the state’s many ecosystems. The bishops, who lead nearly 11 million Catholics, 28% of the population, are inviting the church community and all Californians to contribute to the state’s “ecological well-being”. Their 19-page pastoral statement, entitled “God Calls Us All to Care for Read more

Letter for life to Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Letter for life

Tēnei te mihi ki a koe a Pāpā Werahiko, te kaihautū o te waka o te Hahi Katorika,kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi. Greetings to you Pope Francis leader of the Catholic Church. I write to you in light of a call from the global campaign organisation Avaaz, Letters for life on Read more

Survival of the fittest – adapt or civilisation will collapse Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Civilisation will collapse unless we make some urgent changes, Sir David Attenborough told delegates from almost 200 nations at the UN Climate Summit (COP24) taking place in Katowice, Poland. “Right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” Attenborough said on Monday, just two months after a UN report underlined the need to keep Read more

Pope’s eco-agenda will loom large in Amazon synod Comments 0

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Pope Francis’s eco-agenda – as expressed in Laudato Si’ – will put care of our common home at the center of the Church’s concern, and that of the world, says Brazilian Bishop Vilson Basso. “We need the care of the whole world, that it be a place where everyone can live. “This is integral ecology. Read more

Bishops declaration urges COP24 Summit to take climate change action Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The presidents of six bishops’ conferences on five continents have signed a joint declaration urging the upcoming COP24 Summit to take immediate action against climate change. Addressed to world leaders going to the COP24 Summit this December in Poland, the declaration says they must take concrete steps “to tackle and overcome the devastating effects of Read more

Rising sea levels threatening Viti Levu Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
sea levels

The archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, says parts of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, are on course to disappear because of rising sea levels. He said: “We can see it with our own eyes – the ocean levels are increasing each year, so the island [of Viti Levu] is disappearing.” The archbishop said “Pacific Read more

Pope’s choice: honour Paris Accord or inherit rubble, refuse, deserts Comments 0

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Governments should honour the commitments they made at the 2015 Paris climate conference to curb climate change, Pope Francis said last week. Francis was speaking at an International Conference “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth” on the third anniversary of his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’ (Praise Be). Delegates included Read more

Pacific voices heard at Vatican Climate Change Conference Comments 0

Monday, July 9th, 2018
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New Zealanders and people from Pacific Island nations were among representatives from all over the world attending the International Conference “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth” at the Vatican July 5-6 to commemorate Pope Francis’s encyclical on the Care of Creation. The conference was attended by faith leaders, youth activists, Read more