Eco Catholic: The United Nations climate change conference, held this year in Marrakech, Morocco, is set to close on Friday.
Global Catholic Climate Movement
Eco Catholic: The pledges come from seven Catholic organizations on five continents -- the largest joint declaration in the church to date.
Eco Catholic: Catholics are joining fellow Christians in the celebration that runs from the Sept. 1 day of prayer through Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Eco Catholic: Parish-level events, social media campaigns and an all-star webinar series mark the environmental document's publication one year ago.
For a second year, numerous Catholics across America plan to abstain Thursday from carbs as well as carbon-heavy activities, as part of worldwide relay-style, climate-focused Lenten fast.
The Lenten Fast for Climate Justice began its second iteration on Feb. 10, Ash Wednesday, and has involved 54 countries in the now-annual tradition. The ritual is organized by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, which drew inspiration from similar fasts undertaken by other faith groups.
Hundreds of thousands of people, including many Catholics, participated in rallies and events ahead of the United Nations climate conference, which opens Monday.
Eco Catholic: A pope-endorsed petition seeking Catholic support for substantial climate change action has netted its most prominent signer from the U.S. church hierarchy -- Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
The 146 climate action plans submitted to date by nations would only limit global temperature rise to 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a United Nations report released Oct. 30.
Just blocks here from the U.S. Capitol and the White House, the Global Catholic Climate Movement, Franciscan Action Network and others are on day four of a 10-day fast for action to keep global warming below 1.5 degree Celsius. The fast will end with the beginning of a Day of Atonement celebration and overnight vigil that will culminate with Pope Francis’ address to Congress on Sept. 24.
Eco Catholic: One of the nations most vulnerable to climate change has become one of the first to mobilize in response to Laudato Si'.