I am almost completely removed from nature in my daily life. I don’t have to worry about where my water is coming from and the food I eat is easily accessible at the supermarket. My life, and the lives of my family and friends, are not in any immediate danger because of global warming.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican hopes that U.S. bishops and others will continue to raise their voices in defense of the obligation to fight climate change and, in time, can persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to change his position, a top Vatican official said.

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VATICAN CITY – Increasing threats against biodiversity, unsustainable use of the earth's resources and accelerated extinction rates are driven more by overconsumption and unjust wealth distribution than by the number of people on the planet, a Vatican workshop concluded.

Published in Vatican

OTTAWA – Canadian organizations concerned about climate justice are preparing to resist any “Trump effect” on the environment.

Published in Canada

VATICAN CITY – The vulnerability of the poor and of future generations to the impact of climate change creates a "serious ethical and moral responsibility to act without delay and as free as possible from political and economic pressure" to slow climate change and protect the environment, Pope Francis said.

Published in Faith

ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Until a year and a half ago, Alberta was “ground zero” for lack of trust in protecting the environment, says Andrew Read of the environmentalist Pembina Institute.

Published in Canada
October 20, 2016

It’s in our hands

A common response to Ottawa’s recent ratification of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change was to declare it the start of a bold new era. We say not so fast, we’ve been down this road before.

Published in Editorial

OTTAWA – Groups concerned about man-made climate change are applauding Canada’s ratification of the Paris climate accord Oct. 5.

Published in Canada

TORONTO – The Canadian arm of the Jesuits is selling all its investments in oil, gas and coal.

Published in Canada

VATICAN CITY – Religions can play an important role in protecting the environment and defending human rights in their countries, their communities and their schools, Pope Francis said.

Published in Faith

In a message released Thursday (Sept. 1) to mark the Catholic Church’s World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which Francis instituted last September, the pontiff noted that the worst impact of global warming was being felt by those least responsible for it — refugees and the poor.

Published in Faith

ROME – Marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace launched a new web site dedicated to the document and efforts around the world to put its teaching into practice.

Published in Vatican

“Is it unusual for the Pope to make a comment on the environment?”

Published in Guest Columns

VATICAN CITY – Dive into the world's problems with courage and help people turn their lives of desolation into abundance and hope, Pope Francis said.

Published in International

Polar adventurer Geoff Green posed an ethical choice to an audience of more than 200 Toronto Catholic high school students. 

Published in Youth Speak News


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