"The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all...Living our vocation to be protectors of God's handiwork is enssential to a life of virtue; it is not an option or a secondary aspect of our Christian Experience."
~Pope Francis, Laudato Si
Click here for the the US Bishops' Prayer to Care for Our Common Home (based on Laudato Si)
Watch Catholic Relief Services' 3 minute video on Care for God's Creation!
DID YOU KNOWTHAT "CARE FOR THE EARTH" IS ONE OF THE 7 THEMES OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING?
"We share our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God's creation. This environmental challenge has fundamental moral and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored." (Theme #7, Catholic Social Teaching)
I pledge, to pray, act, and advocate to solve climate change.
Register your pledge at: CatholicClimateCovenant.org/Pledge
Click http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/ to learn more about helping our pollinators (bees and butterflies--they're in trouble!)
Read the Washington Post's Kids' Page to see how locals are tackling the diminishing bee population!
POPE FRANCIS' ENCYCLICAL ON THE ENVIRONMENT LAUDATO SI (PRAISE BE)
Father James Martin, SJ, offers a summary of the encylical here: http://americamagazine.org/top-ten-takeaways-laudato-si
More insights about the encyclical from America Magazine: http://americamagazine.org/issue/praised-be-creation