Care for Creation

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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.

LAUDATO SI' study groups this March!  REGISTER  
Read Pope Francis' letter here

   
Pope's Video

Click here for the full text of Laudato Si'.

No time to read the full encyclical today? Here's a great overview by The Jesuit Post (5-minute read).

 

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
Saturday, January 25th 
See video here

 

 


What's your carbon footprint?  Use the calculator here to find out: https://www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/

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View Bishop Barron "Misreading Genesis" video: https://youtu.be/UVsbVAVSssc 

 

Pray, Reflect and Act 

Renewing the Earth: A Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching
http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/renewing-the-earth.cfm

Local links:  

Mecklenburg County State of the Environment report

Meck Co. Environmental Sustainability Plan

City of Charlotte Environment Committee - Summary of tree canopy plans   

Mecklenburg Recycling -  see the video on this page!

Advocate:  
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 SenatorsWe strongly encourage you to personalize your correspondence.

Letter to Senate on Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act      
http://usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/letter-to-senate-on-nonprofit-energy-efficiency-act-2019-05-29.cfm

Educate:    

USCCB on Environment     
http://usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/

 Renewing the Earth: A Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching
http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/renewing-the-earth.cfm

 

Laudato Si, ecology, environment, creation, care, stewardship, climate, earth