‘Laudato Si,’ Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical challenging all of us to reflect on the ways in which we use the earth’s resources and improve our practices, was issued on June 18, 2015. The third anniversary of the Pope’s call to action seems an appropriate time for us to pause and assess our progress to date.
With that thought in mind, a recent article in the National Catholic Register by journalist Judy Roberts highlighted a few of the environmental “action plans” that have been developed by Catholic parishes across the United States and their impact to date. Several Parishes followed the model developed by the Archdiocese of Atlanta with assistance from environmental scientists at the University of George.
Additionally, scores of Priests and Deacons throughout the US have received specialized training under the “Laudato Si’ in the Parish Program,” developed by the USCCB to implement Catholic social teaching on ecology.
Please click here to review the National Catholic Register article that includes tips on “best practices” to heed Pope Francis’ call for better care of our common home.