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.


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).

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. Join us>>

Following Pope Francis’ invitation to join Laudato Si’ Week, Catholics everywhere will reflect and prepare for action May 16- 24.  NEW! Special Calendar for Laudato Si' YEAR>>

We’ll put our preparation 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 Laudato Si' and our Care for Our Common Home?  -

Check out this page link!

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
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

 

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