“A purification ritual using sage”
130 gather on Soboba Indian Reservation for San Bernardino's annual Diocesan Care for Creation Day

More than 130 Catholics of all ages gathered on the Soboba Indian Reservation Oct. 5 to reflect on their call to environmental stewardship. It was the third straight year the Diocese, through its Laudato Si Committee, has sponsored a

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2019-11-05T14:39:57-08:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , |28 Comments

Catholic groups in San Francisco archdiocese reaffirm climate action

Eight local Catholic organizations have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement global climate change accord by signing the Catholic Climate Declaration.   The Catholic Climate Covenant is a nonprofit formed by the U.S. bishops and other Catholic organizations in

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2018-08-07T08:13:37-08:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |21 Comments

Cardinal proposes adding environmental protection to Code of Canon Law

A new canon to be inserted in the Code of Canon Law, dedicated to the “grave duty” of the Christian faithful not only “not to harm” but also to “improve” the natural environment. This is the proposal that Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio,

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2018-07-17T10:30:40-08:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , |51 Comments

San Diego diocese launches Climate Change Initiative

The San Diego diocesan Office for Social Ministry has started an initiative to form Creation Care Teams at parishes across the diocese to organize actions to protect the environment. These can range from small lifestyle changes individuals can make to

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“I am worried about the quality of life here in Los Angeles”

At the dawn of creation, the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the earth’s deep waters. I was thinking about this image from the Book of Genesis on June 4, as I was praying and preparing to celebrate

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Stockton bishop: “We’re going to have to respond, to demand political action”

As the world waited Thursday morning for President Donald Trump to make his big announcement about the Paris Climate Accord, I had the pleasure of spending time with The Most Rev­erend Stephen E. Blaire, the fifth bishop of the Diocese

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2017-06-05T15:09:20-08:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |25 Comments

Cardinal Peter Turkson visits Fresno

One of Pope Francis’ main cardinals – who oversees Vatican offices addressing issues such as environmental pollution, climate change, health care, charity, immigrants and refugees on behalf of the Catholic Church worldwide – spoke in Fresno on Monday night about

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2017-02-22T05:53:36-08:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |8 Comments