Emily Burke is a senior at Creighton University, with double majors in sociology and justice and society, as well as triple minors in theology, sustainability studies and graphic design.

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We told Pope Francis nonviolent action may be needed to stop climate change

Our generation is frustrated with U.S. Catholic and civic leaders who do not seem to grasp the gravity of our crisis and are unwilling to enact church teaching.

Study: Most US Catholic bishops kept silent on Francis' climate change push

In more than 12,000 columns by U.S. bishops between 2014 and 2019 — the period directly before and after the publication of Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" — only 93 mentioned climate change, global warming or their equivalent at all.


Predicting how US bishops' conference will treat Biden, based on their criticism of Obama and Trump

Commentary: Our research about the disparities in how the bishops' conference publicly discussed Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama leads us to anticipate that church leaders may be more overtly critical and less overtly praising of Biden moving forward.