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Some of the ideas from the June 27-29 conference at Creighton University, titled "Laudato Si' and the U.S. Catholic Church": Dioceses and Catholic universities going carbon neutral. College campuses divesting from fossil fuels. A set of "Laudato Si' standards" for parishes and dioceses to adopt, with an app to track progress. People no longer asking if you've read the pope's apostolic letter, the first ever focused on the environment. Read more about this effort to make creation care part of real life in the church.
More from the NCR series "Our Common Home": our new climate editor wants to hear from you!
Good news! After five years serving 10 U.S. dioceses with burgeoning Latino populations, 36 sisters have graduated from the U.S.-Latin American Sisters Exchange Program. They're returning home with Boston College degrees, English skills, and pastoral experience. And for those U.S. dioceses, the sisters leave behind ministries they have built and local leaders they have trained to keep those ministries sustainable.
Faith profile: Teresa Bui Thi Luu spends one hour a day "talking with Jesus" in front of the eucharistic host in her home church in Pleiku City, in Vietnam's Central Highlands. Do you practice eucharistic adoration?
When Pope Francis addressed nearly 3,000 Amazonian indigenous people during his visit to Peru in January 2018, he spoke about most of the major issues affecting their territories but did not mention urban Indians, though many of his listeners were from parishes in cities or towns. That omission was corrected in the working document for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, which the pope announced in Peru and which will be held at the Vatican in October.
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