“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

‘Equivalent to taking 44 cars off the road for one year’
Solar carport under construction at San Bernardino Pastoral Center

You might be sick of high temperatures and the summer sun but diocesan leaders say, ‘let there be light!’ That’s because the Pastoral Center is joining a growing list of local parishes that are harnessing the region’s abundant sunshine

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2019-09-17T08:27:31-08:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |8 Comments

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy keynotes Laudato Si’ conference
Calls for "conversion from environmental denial to environmental reality" at Creighton University conference marking four-year anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical

The inaugural gathering of “'Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home,” was held at Creighton University on June 27-29. Sponsored by Creighton and the Catholic Climate Covenant, it featured addresses from spiritual leaders

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2019-07-06T05:55:34-08:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |9 Comments

California bishops mark Laudato si

Timed to mark the 4th anniversary of Laudato si’ - Pope Francis’s landmark document on the environment - the Catholic bishops of California have released a major pastoral statement calling for statewide ecological conversion. “God Calls Us All to Care for Our Common

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2019-06-20T10:48:20-08:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , |6 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

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

CA bishops like Jerry Brown’s cap and trade

The following comes from a July 21 release from the California Catholic Conference. The Legislature has officially recessed for the summer this week, but not before moving on a key piece of environmental legislation. On Monday, lawmakers gave a bi-partisan

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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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