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Catholic groups around the world break ties with fossil fuels

Oct 5, 2016

On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi this week, seven Catholic organizations on five continents announced they are divesting... Read more

Cardinal Turkson: The human person is central to care for creation

Sep 1, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Catholic and Orthodox worlds unite to celebrate a day of prayer for the care of creation, the Vatican’s... Read more

A look at how businesses can help the poor

Mar 21, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Businesses can care for both the poor and the created world by making decisions that focus on the human person... Read more

Filipino Catholics invited to turn off lights for Earth Hour

Mar 18, 2016

A Filipino cardinal has encouraged Catholics to support this year’s “Earth Hour,” a global environmental campaign that consists of switching... Read more

Rice planters.

Meet the families bearing the consequences of environmental change

Dec 13, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

For Mary Ann Remocaldo, taking out the trash is not just a simple household chore. Instead, proper waste disposal has... Read more

Poverty, environment, economy – it's all about the human person, Holy See tells UN

Oct 11, 2015

Global efforts to fight poverty, protect the environment and make decisions about the economy must all be connected by the... 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

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Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Sep 2, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots... Read more

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In ecumenical move, Pope Francis establishes World Day of Prayer for Creation

Aug 10, 2015

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has instituted a new day of prayer and celebration for the Church entitled the “World Day of Prayer... Read more

Boatmen in Guwahati Assam, India.

How Laudato Si is being put into practice in India

Jul 25, 2015

The diocese of Miao, India sits in rich, mountainous forest terrain on the edge of the Himalayas. Most of its... Read more

Have a family, grow a garden, be holy – conclusions from Laudato Si

Jun 23, 2015

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

The vision behind Pope Francis’ newest encyclical is one that offers a holistic proposal of stewardship rooted in faith, offering... Read more

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Infallible? Informal? How binding is the new encyclical on Catholics?

Jun 19, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

With the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment this week came a wave of controversy over the Pope’s... Read more

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US bishops on 'Laudato Si' – it's about conversion

Jun 18, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Several leading U.S. bishops praised the new papal encyclical as an invitation to turn away from sin and grow closer... Read more

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Pope Francis blasts abortion, population control in new encyclical

Jun 18, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his new encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis slams attacks against human life such as abortion, embryonic experimentation and... Read more

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Environment encyclical takes bold stance on controversial issues

Jun 18, 2015

In his newly released encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis did not hesitate to wade into controversial topics, making statements... Read more

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Pope Francis: Receive new encyclical with 'open heart'

Jun 17, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Speaking one day before its official release to the public, Pope Francis is asking for people to have an “open... 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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Stewardship for God's creation: the Christian landscape behind Pope Francis' new encyclical

Jun 12, 2015

Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology will draw from decades of Catholic social thought on God’s creation in light of... Read more

Days before encyclical's release, Pope condemns culture of waste

Jun 11, 2015

By Elise Harris

After revealing that the topic of consumerism will be a key theme in his upcoming encyclical, Pope Francis today delivered... Read more