Care for Creation: A Moral Issue
We start with our acknowledgment that all is gift from God. We gratefully respond to God with stewardship of creation. This is our faith doing justice.
Move into action during the Season of Creation this September, when Pope Francis has invited Catholics to pray and act for our common home.
Want to know more about Pope Francis' letter Laudato Si' ?
Click here for the full text of Laudato Si' >>
No time to read the full encyclical today?
- Overview by The Jesuit Post (5-minute read).
- Best 2 Page Summary of Laudato Si’ (GCCM)
- Laudato Si’ Summary & Action Steps (Catholic Climate Covenant)
- Laudato Si’: A concise guide of key points (America Magazine)
https://youtu.be/9znvqIkIM-A (4 minute video, narrated by Jeff Bridges)
https://youtu.be/6HBtl4sHTqU ( 8 minute video with more thorough explanation of the plastic problem)
The 20th Annual Kennedy Lecture at St. Peter "CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME:
Pope Francis' Call for an Integral Ecology" presented by Fr. Thomas Massaro, SJ
Watch video here>>
Pray, Reflect and Act
Join us for "Nuclear energy waste and climate change: A first hand perspective" on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Please Register Here to receive the Zoom link. This presentation is by parishioner and nuclear engineer, Andy Kalchik. Join Andy for a better understanding of why he chose to study and work in nuclear energy and why he thinks nuclear energy is a good solution to climate change. He will explain what nuclear waste is and how it's handled. Finally, it concludes with a comparison between nuclear waste and waste from fossil plants, which are still the status quo. All energy produces waste. Listen for his conclusion and ask your questions.
What's your carbon footprint?
Use the calculator here to find out: https://www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/
Plant a tree as a living tribute in someone's memory or honor with https://www.alivingtribute.org/Catholic Campaign for Human Development Environmental Justice>>
Renewing the Earth: A Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching>>
Special Calendar for Laudato Si' Year>>runs to May 24, 2021. Join us for a year-long journey of transformation, as we grow through the crisis of the current moment by praying, reflecting, and preparing together for a better world to come tomorrow.
Action in Charlotte:
City of Charlotte Environment Committee - Summary of tree canopy plans>>
Mecklenburg Recycling>> - see the video on this page!
Urge your Senators to support the International Climate Accountability Act (S.1743), a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by 46 Senators. As Catholics heeding Pope Francis’ call for governments to take “drastic measures” to combat the “climate emergency,” we must ensure that the United States join in national and global actions to address the climate crisis. Please call upon our Senators to support S.1743. Click below to learn more and to send letters to your Senators. We strongly encourage you to personalize your correspondence.
Letter to Senate on Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act
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