“While COVID-19 remains a clear and present danger, climate change is no less of a pressing crisis”, religious warn in letters to UK, EU and African Union
Participants in ‘Economy of Francesco’ webinar demand tax havens “be abolished immediately” and that World Bank and IMF undergo “democratic and inclusive” reforms
“We must reassess our concept of ‘progress’ within the context of eco-justice to achieve a more equitable world for all”, insist representatives in manifesto
“Do we look after people or sacrifice them for the sake of the stock market?”, Francis asks in new book, ‘Let Us Dream’, in which he also condemns “horrendous” police killing of Black man George Floyd
The president-elect “has given us reason to believe that he will support policies… against values we hold dear as Catholics”, alerts USCCB head José Gomez
EU Bishops of COMECE: “Solving the climate crisis protects the human family from the dangers of a warming world, and decisive action is needed now more than ever”
COMECE and Justice & Peace Europe call on Brussels to implement a “people-centred”, “sustainable” and “peaceful” EU Arctic policy
President-elect tells Jesuit Refugee Service that he will “restore America’s historic role in protecting the vulnerable and defending the rights of refugees everywhere”
In blow to Trump, ‘Vatican News’ website refers to Democratic candidate as ‘president-elect’ and encourages him to work for reconciliation, unity
“What we are seeing today even more so than four years ago is a population not only living in two diametrically opposed realities, but with two diametrically opposed views on reality”
AP says Catholic vote split almost equally overall. 57% of white Catholics voted for Trump, but 67% of Hispanic Catholics voted for Biden
Members of the “Leave the church(es) in the village” collective were demonstrating against the destruction of trees to make way for expansion of Garzweiler surface mine
Faithful commemorate Immerath church demolished in 2018 to make way for Garzweiler surface mine, call on North Rhine-Westphalian government to abandon “hostile and climate-destroying” enabling of extractivism
Development charity denounces more than half a trillion dollars of pandemic recovery money going to carbon-intensive industries
Environmental abuse is “nothing other than a sin”, denounces Orthodox leader as he receives an honorary doctorate at the Franciscan-run Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome
“Never before have we seen a more urgent need for religious communities to work with political leaders to address the unprecedented and interrelated challenges facing the world today”
Declaration of the ‘Faith for Nature’ Multi-Faith Action Conference from Iceland: “Current extremes of wealth and poverty need to give way to greater equity and justice”
The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, sent a video message to an online UN summit on biodiversity on September 30.
Anyone familiar with the ritual called the State of the Union is also familiar with the fact it invariably ends with the exhortation “God bless America.”
German Catholic women have declared that the far-right AfD political party is “not compatible” with Christian values.
Pax Christi and other Catholic organisations have joined a total of 170 peacebuilding groups from around the world in urging governments on World Peace Day this September 21 that “if we are to meet the challenges of tomorrow, we must recommit to peace today”.
Pax Christi is urging a “seamless garment’ approach to the US presidential vote and a focus on issues as “equally sacred” for Catholics as the opposition to abortion.
“Those who live to exploit nature end up exploiting people and treating them like slaves”, Pope Francis warned today in his Wednesday General Audience, insisting that contemplation of and care for the environment are “two attitudes that show the way to correct and rebalance our relationship as human beings with creation”.
In times of great crisis, natural disasters and now, with the pandemic of the new coronavirus, human beings are letting what is essential for them come to the fore: solidarity, cooperation and care for others.
Contemplation and compassion are indispensable ingredients for integral ecology, Pope Francis stressed on Saturday.
In a new book length interview, Pope Francis has given a sneak peek of his forthcoming third encyclical, railing against the “savage market economy” and “violent social injustice”.
Larry Duffy, the Bishop of Clogher, has written a pastoral letter to all the people of the diocese and to all people of goodwill concerning the Season of Creation which is being marked throughout the month of September, concluding on 4 October – the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.