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Post Tagged 'environment'

EcoLinks 08.14.15

Pope Francis and the Republican Presidential Hopefuls: A Widening Divide Stephen Seufert, The Huffington Post During the first Republican presidential debate, candidates repeatedly mentioned the path towards economic growth is through tax cuts, deregulation, and smaller government. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.13.15

US Ambassador to the Holy See Talks about Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States Gerard O’Connell, Vatican Insider Q: Francis is the first pope ever to address Congress. How do you read this? Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.12.15

Pope’s climate push at odds with U.S. Catholic oil investments Richaard Valdmanis, Reuters But some of the largest American Catholic organizations have millions of dollars invested in energy companies, from hydraulic fracturing firms to oil sands producers, according to their own disclosures, through many portfolios intended to fund church operations and pay clergy salaries. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.11.15

Pope declares Sept. 1 a ‘World Day of Prayer’ for the environment Rosie Scammell, Crux The Vatican on Monday announced a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the latest move by Pope Francis to push environmental issues up the global agenda. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.10.15

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew receives interfaith environmental honor Ecumenical Patriarchate Bartholomew said he was “pleased to learn of the very recent Clean Power Plan of President Obama, which is a significant step in the right direction for the United States of America and which is already approved by the U. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.07.15

Conference will address climate change, other messages from Pope Francis Deepa Bharath, Orange County Register During a conference hosted by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange on Saturday at the Christ Cathedral, McGuinness will shed light on these topics while explaining them in the context of Pope Francis’ 184-page encyclical in which he called for “a bold cultural revolution.” The Religion of Climate Change Nicholas G. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.06.15

Senate Dems call for vote on pope’s climate statement Devin Henry, The Hill The lawmakers, led by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), introduced a resolution on Wednesday stating that the Senate agrees with the pope’s June encyclical declaring climate change a man-made problem and calling on world leaders to take steps to fix it. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.05.15

Naomi Klein on Visiting the Vatican & the Radical Economic Message Behind Papal Climate Encyclical Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Following the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, a major conference on climate change was held at the Vatican. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.04.15

US Democratic leader Pelosi calls papal encyclical an asset in climate change Fox Business Pelosi said Pope Francis’ encyclical “really made an important impression on the world” and noted that citizens “who might reject a policy initiative spoken by a government official in the United States, really cannot ignore his holiness Pope Francis on the subject.” Pelosi made the comments Monday during a visit to the Milan Expo 2015 world’s fair focusing on food security issues, and as President Obama prepared to unveil later in the day new regulations demanding steep greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.03.15

Are Pope Francis’ views on climate change costing him supporters? Sabrina McLaughlin, Patheos “Laudato Si” was heralded in advance of its release by many of the national progressive Catholic organizations and thinkers I have come to admire (the Franciscan Action Network, NETWORK, Father James Martin, S.J., etc.), and it is still bring promoted and discussed online and in the media. Continue Reading...