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‘Fratelli Tutti’ Encyclical is ‘an important contribution to the church’s rich...

WASHINGTON -- In his new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship," Pope Francis reminds the faithful that "God’s plan for humanity has...

The U.N. at 75: Continuing to work for world-wide peace and...

The United Nations was born in 1945 out of the rubble and human devastation of World War II. Like its predecessor, the League of...

Guardian Angels: Safeguarding minors is a mandate, not a choice

VATICAN CITY — Concern and frustration with delayed and failed responses to abuse scandals in Poland culminated in a desperate appeal to Pope Francis...

Five years after Laudato Si’ panelists at Vatican say it must...

VATICAN CITY  -- The coronavirus pandemic and ongoing global crises clearly indicate that Pope Francis' encyclical on caring for creation urgently needs to be...

We should step up our response to the call to action...

"In a world where I am surrounded by countless reasons to lose hope, I am fortunate to work in a place where hope lives...

The cry of the earth and the cry of the poor:...

As I write this in mid-March, the world is gripped by the pandemic caused by the coronavirus. Locally, nationally and globally, the world is...

‘Laudato Si’’ at five: Project seeks to foster prayerful climate action

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment set the path five years ago and now a new effort by the Catholic Climate Covenant...

Kentucky students learn sustainability helps protect God’s creation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sustainability is a lesson that even the leader of a green-minded school admits she is learning. Students at St. Agnes School in...

Austrian bishops join movement to divest from fossil fuels

VIENNA  -- The Austrian bishops' conference is the most recent Catholic institution to say it will divest from fossil fuels. Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna,...

Bishops sign document calling for action against climate change

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Six bishops representing episcopal conferences on five continents issued a joint statement calling on the international community to take immediate...

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