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Post Tagged 'Laudato Si'

EcoLinks 08.20.15

Pope Francis Takes Stance on Climate Change: “For the care of Creation” David, Clapway The encyclical states that the introduction of new technology as a way to combat global warming has proved to be ineffective overall. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.19.15

Islamic leaders urge climate action in declaration Soli Salgado, National Catholic Reporter The declaration affirmed that “our responsibility as Muslims is to act according to the example of the Prophet Muhammad (God’s peace and blessings be upon him)” who cared for all living things, established protected areas for plants and wildlife, lived frugally, recycled his possessions by repairing or giving them away, and “took delight in the created world.” The poor are ‘victims of climate change,’ says Myanmar’s cardinal Catholic World News Preaching at a Mass that preceded a climate-change seminar sponsored by the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon called for action to counter climate change. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.18.15

California measure fails to create green jobs Julia Horowitz, MyWay Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been done or how much energy has been saved. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 08.17.15

Is Poland’s new hyper-Catholic government on a collision course with the pope? John L. Allen, Jr., Crux In his recent encyclical letter Laudato Si’, Francis called for strong limits on the consumption of fossil fuels. Continue Reading...

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...