Despite Crisis, Catholics Still In Focus on Climate Change Fight

Thousands of world leaders gathered in San Francisco last week for the Global Climate Action Summit to “Take Ambition to the Next Level” in fighting climate change, and in particular, to ensure the Paris Climate Agreement remains in effect.

US Bishops Speak Out on Climate Pact and Health Care

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are speaking out on President Donald Trump’s decision “not to honor the U.S. commitment” to the Paris climate and the U.S. Senate’s “grave obligation” to make sure their health care reform bill respects life, provides adequate health care and is “truly affordable.”

We Get Nothing in Return

Dear Editor: Letter writer Patricia Kenney tells us that the evidence of climate change is irrefutable. The Paris agreement on climate change is nothing more than President Obama’s effort at income redistribution from the United States to Third World countries.

Brentwood Josephites Pray At Climate Control Service

People of diverse faiths gathered on Sunday, Jan. 22 at Sacred Heart Chapel, on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, L.I., to pray for the U.S. government to accelerate its response to climate change.

Voters Rejected Most Church-Backed Proposals

In this year’s election, voters went against nearly all of the ballot initiatives backed by Catholic leaders and advocates, except the referendums on minimum wage increases and gun control measures.

Catholic Groups Support Climate Control Meeting

Hundreds of thousands of people in at least 150 countries around the world demanded action on climate change on the eve of a U.N. conference that aimed to find agreement on greenhouse gas emissions.

Scientific Debate Is Not New for the Church

Recently, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said the pope should “leave science to the scientists.” His sentiment is echoed by those who deny climate change and contend that the Church should stay out of the debate – following the release of “Laudato Si’” and the conversation that the pope’s encyclical letter on the environment has generated.

Encyclical: Respect ‘Sister Earth’

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home.” All who believe in God and all people of […]