Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 25, 2022 / 17:00 pm
An emeritus Texas bishop is emphasizing the importance of caring for creation ahead of the World Day of Prayer for Creation on Sept. 1.
“Caring for Creation is another fundamental and pro-life issue as all human beings depend on Creation for life,” Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, O.M.I., Bishop Emeritus of San Angelo, told CNA. “To mention only one basic issue, how would we sustain our life without all the foods that come to us from the creation that surrounds us.”
In his pastoral statement for September, the bishop — a staunch advocate for the unborn — not only calls human beings stewards of creation but also the “culmination of the Father’s creative work.”
“God’s people share in God’s creative love of bringing in to our world, a new human being, a precious child of God,” he told CNA. “This is why we need to respect and live by God’s plan for the wonderful gift of sexuality.”