Al Gore: “Because of Pope Francis, I really could become a Catholic”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWfMU6gZ-Wg Glenmary Father John S. Rausch appeared on CNN Aug. 1 as part of a climate change town hall event with former United States Vice President Al Gore. After being introduced by host Anderson Cooper, Father John said his experience as a

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2017-08-04T11:02:53-07:00August 4th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Paris Agreement or not, Laudato Si’ moves ahead in Monterey diocese

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, an accord adopted in 2015. But in parts of the U.S. church the pope’s encyclical has sparked creativity and innovation with impacts not

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2017-06-16T20:28:20-07:00June 17th, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |9 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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‘A slap in the face for the Vatican’

One of Pope Francis’s closest collaborators in the Vatican’s fight against climate change has called President Donald Trump’s reported plan to pull out of the Paris accord a “disaster” and a “slap in the face for the Vatican.” Argentine Bishop

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Co-chair of Catholic Green Initiative warns of dire consequences of global warming

  The following comes from an April 27 Valley Catholic post by A.W. Strawa, Co-Chair of Catholic Green Initiative, Office of Social Ministries: “If objective information suggests that serious and irreversible damage may result, a project should be halted or

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2016-05-02T23:12:16-07:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |16 Comments

Senator Barbara Boxer attacks Catholic priest for questioning global warming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxGZb2GgdaM The following comes from an April 14 Daily Caller article by Michael Bastach: California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer went after a Catholic priest in a Wednesday hearing for supposedly questioning the pope’s statements on the dangers of man-made global

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Catholics divided over global warming

The following comes from a June 16 Pew Research Center article: A new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. Catholics’ views on global warming are broadly reflective of American public opinion writ large; a solid majority believe that Earth

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