Eco Catholic: 121 faith organizations, including bishops 20 other Catholic institutions, urged congressional support for the president's $750 million budget request toward the international Green Climate Fund.
Eco Catholic and The Field Hospital: Living out their faith has helped Catholics in Maryland make history in their state’s commitment to environmental protection.
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.
Praise has been lavished internationally on Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change (Laudato Si'), both among Catholics and across interfaith lines.
However, strong conservatives and climate change deniers (they should actually be called "science deniers") have criticized either its content or the fact that the pope ventured into this realm in such a big way -- as if preserving the natural world were not a moral concern.
Laudato Si' embraces what Francis calls a "very solid scientific consensus" that humans are causing cataclysmic climate change endangering the planet.
If anything about the account presented in Laudato Si' is off, it is that Francis takes an "overly conservative" approach, a meteorologist says.
Catholics in the United States are "excited" and "pleased" with the "hopeful" document, though some doubt much will change.
A leaked version of Laudato Si' also shows a reorientation of the church's understanding of the human person.
Eco Catholic: A new survey by Pew Research Center shows that U.S. Catholics are slightly ahead of the curve compared to the general public regarding climate change.
Even before the papal encyclical on the climate crisis appears, it is having an effect in religious communities beyond the Catholic church. More than 300 rabbis have signed a rabbinic letter on the climate crisis, calling for vigorous action to prevent worsening climate disruption and to seek "eco-social justice."