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Bishop Robert McElroy. CNA file photo.

Bishop McElroy: Abortion and climate change both crucial, voters must be prudent

Feb 7, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego made a speech Thursday that attempted to explain his criticism of the elevation... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the diplomatic corps Jan. 8, 2018.

Pope Francis to diplomats: Polarization hurts the poor

Jan 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to a crowd in St. Peter's Square.

Pope to UN summit: Climate change linked to ethical decline

Sep 24, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In a video message Monday to the UN Climate Action Summit, Pope Francis stressed that climate change is linked to... Read more

Massachusetts bishops say action is urgently needed on climate change

Sep 17, 2019

The bishops of Massachusetts warned in a new pastoral letter that climate change has reached a crisis level and requires... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Families are a radical witness to hope in modern society, Archbishop Gomez says

Jun 19, 2019

The Christian family must become a “radical” sign against a climate of despair and isolation Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los... Read more

US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends 3rd Annual Women's Rally, January 19, 2019.

Should fears about climate come before kids?

Mar 5, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Recent discussion of millennial concerns began after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested that younger people might not have children because... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

Holy See urges implementation of Paris Agreement

Dec 4, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a UN climate change summit in Poland Monday, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin underlined the Holy See’s... Read more

Repeal of Clean Power Plan will hurt poor communities, Catholic leaders insist

Oct 11, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the Trump administration announced a repeal of emissions standards, Catholic leaders warned it could hurt poor communities and thwart... Read more

Increasing homelessness a worrisome trend for Archbishop Gomez

Jun 7, 2017

The Archbishop of Los Angeles has urged a prayerful and prudent response to a housing crisis in his city, relating... Read more

Ocean, mountains, flowers on a cliff.

A Catholic ecologist’s take on climate change, the Paris agreement

Jun 3, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Catholics should know that the effects of climate change are already being felt in the U.S., said one Catholic ecologist... Read more

'It's a miracle': Woman survives devastating mudslide in Peru

Mar 20, 2017

Evangelina Chamorro was swept away for over a third of a mile by an avalanche of mud on the coast... Read more

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Overcome divisions to protect God's creation, bishops ask US government

Feb 20, 2017

The United States government has the opportunity to overcome political divisions and respond effectively to climate change, the nation's bishops... Read more

Cardinal John Ribat during the cardinal consistory in St. Peter's Basilica on November 19, 2016.

Papua New Guinea's cardinal has bigger concerns than Amoris Laetitia

Feb 17, 2017

By Elise Harris

While many in different sectors of the Church are pulling out their hair trying to resolve the Amoris Laetitia communion... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, May 7, 2014.

Pope Francis urges action after Paris climate agreement reached

Dec 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis commended world leaders for reaching an agreement in the recently-concluded Paris climate talks,... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 3, 2014.

Pope Francis warns of 'grave consequences' if climate change is ignored

Sep 11, 2015

By Elise Harris

The environment is facing serious threats such as climate change and global warming, Pope Francis has said – adding that... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the climate change and modern slavery workshop in Rome, Italy on June 21, 2015.

Vatican ropes in global leaders to fight climate change, modern slavery

Jul 26, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Drawing dozens of mayors from major cities worldwide to discuss the link between slavery and climate change, this week's Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a General Audience address in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Jan. 28, 2015.

To fight human trafficking – one of Pope Francis' core commitments

Jul 16, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

An upcoming conference being held at the Vatican examining the link between climate change and human trafficking is a reflection... Read more

Cardinal Turkson, Naomi Klein at the People and Planet First conference at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome, Italy on July 2, 2015.

Pope's encyclical forges unusual allies in fight for the environment

Jul 2, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican recently added the voice of self-described “secular Jewish feminist” Naomi Klein to their discussion on the climate, signaling... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 19, 2014.

Is climate change natural or man-induced? For Pope Francis, it’s both

Jun 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

One of the most challenging scientific questions Pope Francis faces in his new encyclical on creation is that of climate... Read more

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Population control won't solve climate change, Caritas official says

May 16, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Controlling populations is not the answer in fighting poverty and protecting the environment, says a leading official for the Catholic... Read more