Tag Archives: Environment

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

Travis Rieder and his wife Sadiye have one child. She wanted a big family, but he’s a philosopher who studies climate change with the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. One child of their own was all the world could environmentally afford, they decided. In his college classes, Rieder asks his

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

Catholic leaders around the world expressed disappointment as President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. was pulling out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. “The decision now, to pull out, this for us is something we hoped would not have happened,” Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, told

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Who was actually called the ‘Green Pope’

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There was once a Pope called “The Green Pope.” He earned the title from both the religious and the secular alike, because he wrote frequently about the environment and asked all Catholics to be better stewards of God’s creation. Under this pope’s pontificate, the Vatican became the world’s first sovereign state to become carbon-neutral, meaning

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Nuns join protest against Dakota oil pipeline

500 religious leaders formed a prayer circle at the protest site in North Dakota Two members of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas joined more than 500 ministers and religious leaders on November 4 for a day of prayer and conversation in south central North Dakota to confront what they contend is an ecological

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The Green Pope isn’t who you think it is

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There once was a Pope called “The Green Pope.” He earned the title from both the religious and the secular alike, because he wrote frequently about the environment and asked all Catholics to be better stewards of God’s creation. Under this pope’s pontificate, the Vatican became the world’s first sovereign state to become carbon-neutral, meaning

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Pope Francis proposes new work of mercy: care for our common home

Holy Father makes proposal in message on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Pope Francis is proposing adding care for the environment to the traditional, Gospel-inspired works of mercy that Christians are called to perform. Francis made the proposal in a message on Thursday to mark the Church’s World Day of Prayer

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Pope Francis Awarded PETA-Person of the Year

The UK-based animal welfare charity PETA has named Pope Francis as her Person of the Year. PETA explained that Pope Francis’ ability to ask about 1.2 billion Catholics and other citizens of the world to “respect the environment and treat animals with kindness,” was what made the Pope the number one person of PETA. Ingrid Newkirk, the PETA

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