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English bishop welcomes climate change report

May 7, 2019

The English and Welsh bishops' lead on environmental issues welcomed Thursday the publication of an advisory group's report encouraging the... Read more

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Pope Francis: Capitalism must consider impact on humanity, environment

May 3, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Friday offered a critique of captialism’s impact on the environment, calling for a response that hears “the cry... Read more

Pollution from a coal power plant.

Proposed changes to mercury regulations 'troubling,' bishops say

Mar 22, 2019

A proposal to ease regulations on mercury pollution levels in the air fails to show proper respect for human life... Read more

Pope’s Lenten message focuses on renewal of creation

Feb 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The redemption of creation takes center stage in Pope Francis’ Lenten message this year, which connects man’s sinfulness to environmental... Read more

Pope Francis at the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome Feb. 14, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'Inequality is disastrous for the future of humanity'

Feb 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the... Read more

Why Christians can criticize 'Green New Deal', but can't dodge 'green' politics

Feb 8, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

A joint congressional resolution for a “Green New Deal” is the latest effort aiming to apply political solutions to environmental... Read more

Pope Francis addresses a conference on Laudato Si, July 6, 2018.

The world needs a change of heart on environmental issues, pope says

Jul 6, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Christians have an important role to play in helping people have a change of heart and mind regarding responsible protection... 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

New climate commission could advance human dignity, US bishops tell Congress

Sep 25, 2017

The United States should create a commission to combat the harms of climate change and promote human dignity as a... Read more

People crowd St. Peter's Square as the Vatican shuts off fountains July 25, 2017

Vatican turns off fountains to conserve water for drought-hit Rome

Jul 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the city of Rome and much of Italy experiences a severe drought, the Vatican has turned off its fountains... Read more

Kids in a time of climate change – what's a Catholic to do?

Jul 17, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Travis Rieder and his wife Sadiye have one child.  Read more

Pope Francis kisses a baby girl during his trip to Fatima May 12-13, 2017.

Pope: Caring for creation means caring for your brother and sister

Jul 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Friday sent a message to an international congress on care for our common home in the context... Read more

Catholic leaders dismayed by Trump's exit from Paris climate agreement

Jun 1, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Catholic leaders around the world expressed disappointment as President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. was pulling out of... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Wednesday general audience Oct. 24, 2012 in St. Peter's Square.

The Green Pope isn't who you think it is.

May 3, 2017

By Mary Farrow

There once was a Pope called “The Green Pope.”  Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson in the United Kingdom on Sept. 10, 2010.

Vatican official hopes Trump will 'rethink' some decisions

Mar 31, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Thursday Vatican official Cardinal Peter Turkson said he hopes President Trump will reconsider some of the decisions he is making... Read more

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US bishops turn up the heat on Trump's environmental order

Mar 30, 2017

The U.S. bishops have criticized President Donald Trump’s recent executive order which rolls back environmental protections, noting their concern that... Read more

How to save biodiversity? Curb wasteful habits, Vatican event says

Mar 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

A Vatican conference on biodiversity has found that wasteful attitudes when it comes to consumption could be leading to the... Read more

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Archbishop: Care for creation and human life aren’t opposed – they go together

Feb 22, 2017

Both Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi provide the right perspective on caring for creation in a way that... Read more

Scientists play a key role in solving global problems, Pope Francis says

Nov 28, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told a group of scientists Monday that their role in finding creative solutions to the world’s problems is... Read more

For US bishops, new environmental plan a step in the right direction

Nov 8, 2016

A new action agenda from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has drawn praise from the U.S. bishops as a step... Read more