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In new book, Pope Francis urges changes of habit, protection of...

VATICAN CITY — Despite the disappointing outcome of the COP26 summit on climate change, Pope Francis said he knows it is not too late...

Retired New York priest encourages clergy to ‘green’ their pulpits as...

CLEVELAND — Father Michael Bausch has long been concerned about the environment and would speak at times about care for God’s creation during homilies...

Caring for life includes opening our minds to ecological concerns: Sister...

Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si, has generated a great buzz. I have to admit that I haven’t always taken enough interest in ecological issues,...

Archdiocese of Washington creates plan to care for creation

WASHINGTON — Launched Aug. 16, the Archdiocese of Washington’s action plan to promote “an integral ecology” includes practical ways that parishes, Catholic schools and...

Analog human compassion shows power and beauty

I recently spent a few days visiting the hospital to take care of a loved one who had some complications from a cancer procedure....

In response to ‘Laudato Si”, Brooklyn Diocese launces solar energy project

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn cut the ceremonial ribbon June 10 for a solar-energy project launched to answer Pope Francis’ “urgent...

Momentum for Laudato Si’ gears up for next decade

VATICAN CITY — When the special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year closes May 24, it will celebrate progress made over the past five years, and...

Follow the example of our elders and care for the earth...

In 1891, Pope Leo XIII articulated his vision of Catholic social teaching impacting the affairs of our world. Like Jesus, who entered the world...

‘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...

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