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Top 10 Things you need to know about Pope Francis' Encyclical "Laudato Si":
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At its core, the environmental crisis is a moral challenge. It calls us to examine how we use and share the goods of the earth, what we pass on to future generations, and how we live in harmony with God's creation
On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si') is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility... Read More
Pope Francis recently declared September 1 as the
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
According to Pope Francis, “The annual World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” Read More
"The environment is God's gift to everyone,
and in our use of it we have a responsibility
towards the poor,
towards future generations
and towards humanity as a whole."
(Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate)
Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global coalition of civil society organisations united in their call for an open and accountable extractive sector, so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of women, men and youth in resource-rich countries and that extraction is carried out in a responsible manner that benefits countries and their citizens.Some of the world’s poorest countries (according to the Human Development Index) depend on natural resources. It is crucial that these resources be better managed in order for the lives of millions of citizens to improve and benefit from their natural resources, today and tomorrow. Click on the photo below to view a short video: Niger - A Prospect for a better future...
For Catholic people and parishes, reducing our carbon footprint more than makes sense. Reducing our carbon footprint is a way to live our faith. By reducing our carbon footprint, we care for Creation, the “wonderful gift that God has given us,” in the words of Pope Francis.
By joining together to live justly on the Earth, our Catholic community can make a big difference on climate change. Would you like to join us? After your registration you will receive valuable information and resources, as well as an invitation to our discussion events - together we will educate our parish and help reduce our parish carbon footprint. Click Here to Register
The light show is a projection of photographs onto the façade and cupola of Saint Peter’s, taken from a repertoire of some of the world’s great photographers. These illuminations present images inspired of Mercy, of humanity, of the natural world, and of climate changes.