NFPC This Week E-letter #759, (May 13-May 19, 2018) shared information on the Catholic Climate Covenant. Here is an excerpt from the previous publication:
“Known as “Catholics Are Still In,” the Catholic Climate Covenant (CCC) was officially launched on April 25 “to add a loud and broad Catholic voice to a nationwide reassertion of American commitment to the international pact to address a warming world.” The campaign is coordinated by CCC and its partner members, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
“Catholics Are Still In” announced the initial phase of the campaign to gather thousands of signatures from US dioceses, parishes, congregations and offices of Catholic organization. The final signature count will be announced on the third anniversary of the release of Laudato Si, June 18. CCC will then ask the signatories to pledge steps toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their own institutions. The program is coordinated by CCC and its member partners including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.”
Dan Misleh, Executive Director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, asked the NFPC to actively promote this campaign to our members and subscribers. We unequivocally support this covenant and campaign and encourage you to add your signature to the covenant. Please share information regarding the campaign with your (Arch)bishops and Priests in your Diocese.
Here is Dan’s letter regarding the Catholic Climate Declaration:
“On April 25th, you may have received an e-mail from Bishop Pates asking you consider signing the Catholic Climate Declaration. His appeal – sent to the leaders of every institution in the Official Catholic Directory – followed one made by Archbishop Broglio, Bishop Dewane, and Bishop Pates to their fellow bishops a week prior, in their roles with the USCCB or the Catholic Climate Covenant.
The Catholic Climate Declaration is a distinct Catholic expression of support for climate action in the United States and the Paris Agreement, made in solidarity with the We Are Still In campaign. The declaration is rhetorical yet pivotal statement by our Church, consistent with her teachings, that, if signed by hundreds of Catholic institutions, can generate the most impactful statement of climate action from the US Catholic community since Laudato Si’. Thus far, Catholic archdioceses, dioceses, parishes, religious orders, colleges, parochial schools, health care institutions, and NGOs have signed. We hope you will join this effort.
Fraternally Yours in Christ,