Care for Creation

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.

Read our St Peter weekly blog here>>


Read Pope Francis' Message here>>

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? 

VIDEOS: 

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)

Watch "Home" a video from World Earth Day 2020>> 

Watch video of "The Story of Bottled Water">> 

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 242021Join 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:  

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

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