On Two-Year Anniversary of Maria, Protesters Call for Climate Action

While more than 60,000 mostly young people rallied in lower Manhattan to participate in the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, environmental and social activists gathered at a nearby branch of Banco Santander on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria to reflect on the threat of climate change and on becoming homeless because of a natural disaster.

New Yorkers Join Global Fight Against Climate Change

Global Climate Strike — a gathering of more than four million young people worldwide on Sept. 20 to call attention to the dangers of climate change — was a local event, too, as more than 60,000 rallied in lower Manhattan to voice their support for efforts to curb global warming.

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.