Pope Francis encourages Catholics to join in celebrating the Season of Creation throughout the Sundays of September until 4 October – the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. Find out more about the history of the Season of Creation here. Although it is not a liturgical season, we can celebrate… Read More »Intercessions for the Season of Creation
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The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania, meeting in Noumea, expressed concern about climate change saying: Of particular concern to us are rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and unusual rainfall patterns. These are affecting many of our communities in a harmful way. In some cases,… Read More »Pacific Bishops Climate Change Concern
Will Pope Francis issue his much-anticipated encyclical on the environment on World Environment Day – 5 June? Even if we have to wait a little longer for the encyclical, we don’t need to wait to take action. Sandie Cornish The theme for #WED2015 is Seven billion dreams. One planet. Consume… Read More »World Environment Day 2015
Why do you think Pope Francis speaks of reconverting to a development that knows how to respect creation rather than converting? Is there wisdom from your own culture’s history, or that of another culture, that can be recovered to help meet this challenge? How are you playing a part in… Read More »Development that Respects Creation
In 2011 the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan called for nuclear plants to be abolished. Read why here.
In what ways might materialism lead us to degrade the material world? How might we shift our thinking about the environment from a resource-to-be-used perspective to one of relationship?