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The climate is changing,
a matter of moral urgency.

How Catholics and other faith groups speak out and take action. Where ecological concerns and moral conviction meet, well that's our beat.


Pope says his new ecology document is titled 'Laudate Deum'

Catholics appeal for help as Biden declares Maui's deadly fires a federal emergency

New American Climate Corps aims to boost clean energy, jobs for young people

Catholic groups join sea of protesters in New York march against fossil fuels

Feature Series

The Laudato Si' Action Platform is a multi-year effort supported by the Vatican that aims to move the church toward better embracing and acting upon Catholic social teaching on care for creation and integral ecology.

EarthBeat is cooking up "Recipes for an eco-friendly Lent." Elizabeth Varga of the blog "At Elizabeth's Table" shares plant-based recipes that are perfect for Catholics abstaining from meat on Fridays ... or any day of the year.

In 100-500 words, readers share specific ways they're living simply, resisting throwaway culture or responding to climate change in day-to-day life. Want to chime in? Submit your story to environment editor Stephanie Clary at



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