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Nov 29, 2019 - 03:00 am .- Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots by embracing environmental stewardship.
Nov 6, 2019 - 12:03 am .- Catholic Relief Services, the official charitable arm of the U.S. bishops, is expressing strong opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.
Oct 26, 2019 - 03:45 pm .- The Amazon synod final document, published Saturday, laid out the need to define “ecological sins” while calling the Church to walk new paths of “integral conversion.”
Oct 4, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking houses of worship to eliminate mercury products, while at the same time saying that restrictions on mercury emissions at power plants are no longer necessary.
Oct 4, 2019 - 09:16 am .- St. Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But there’s a lesser-known side to the friar as well – a side that showed a deep reverence for the Eucharist and attentive care to the sacred vessels at Mass.       
Sep 17, 2019 - 12:25 pm .- The bishops of Massachusetts warned in a new pastoral letter that climate change has reached a crisis level and requires decisive action. They encouraged Catholics to embrace the message of stewardship in Pope Francis 2015 encyclical, Laudato si’.
Sep 12, 2019 - 09:25 am .- Pope Francis announced Thursday his newest initiative to form an international and interreligious alliance, which he described as “global village” to educate each child and promote care for the earth.
Jul 23, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- Catholic organizations are installing 5,000 solar panels in a five-acre space in Washington, D.C., in what will become the largest ground array of solar panels in the city.
Jun 19, 2019 - 10:26 am .- On the fourth anniversary of Laudato Si’, the bishops of California challenged the community to grow in an “ecological conversion” that respects God, man, and creation.
Jun 17, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The working document for the special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-amazonian region, released Monday, recommends study of the possibility of ordaining married men in remote areas for the priesthood.
May 7, 2019 - 11:56 am .- The English and Welsh bishops' lead on environmental issues welcomed Thursday the publication of an advisory group's report encouraging the British government to cut greenhouse gas net emissions to zero by 2050.
May 3, 2019 - 10:22 am .- Pope Francis Friday offered a critique of captialism’s impact on the environment, calling for a response that hears “the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.”
Mar 22, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- A proposal to ease regulations on mercury pollution levels in the air fails to show proper respect for human life and health, said the heads of two committees at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Friday.
Feb 26, 2019 - 09:58 am .- The redemption of creation takes center stage in Pope Francis’ Lenten message this year, which connects man’s sinfulness to environmental issues.  
Feb 15, 2019 - 06:13 am .- Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the United Nations’ agricultural development agency in Rome Thursday.
Feb 8, 2019 - 06:38 pm .- A joint congressional resolution for a “Green New Deal” is the latest effort aiming to apply political solutions to environmental problems. Whatever the merits of the proposal, one theologian says, Christians must think hard about what their faith says about environmental policy.
Jul 6, 2018 - 06:54 am .- Christians have an important role to play in helping people have a change of heart and mind regarding responsible protection of the earth, Pope Francis said Friday.
Oct 11, 2017 - 12:04 pm .- After the Trump administration announced a repeal of emissions standards, Catholic leaders warned it could hurt poor communities and thwart long-term efforts to fight climate change.
Sep 25, 2017 - 05:01 pm .- The United States should create a commission to combat the harms of climate change and promote human dignity as a whole, the U.S. bishops said in a letter to Congress.
Jul 25, 2017 - 07:43 am .- As the city of Rome and much of Italy experiences a severe drought, the Vatican has turned off its fountains in an effort to preserve water and show solidarity with the city, which may be forced to ration water to about 1 million of the city’s residents.