Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 7, 2017 / 10:33 am
The Archbishop of Los Angeles has urged a prayerful and prudent response to a housing crisis in his city, relating the problem to the link between human and environmental ecology.
"The housing crisis is a reminder that in God's creation, there is an ecology of the human person and an ecology of the natural environment. We cannot think about the one without the other,"Archbishop José Gomez said in a June 6 column for the Angelus.
His column follows outcry from fellow bishops and Catholic leaders who have criticized the Trump administration for withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement. The 2015 accord was signed by 191 countries dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
Last Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that the US would exit the deal, calling the agreement destructive to workers and business interests in the nation.