Care for God’s Creation – A Guide for Parishes
Parishes have an important role to play in promoting ecological conversion. The Archdiocese of Ottawa has prepared a practical guide for parishes in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment - Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home . We are called to environmental responsibility and as people of faith we lead by example.
Protecting Creation – Pope Francis Appeals to Local Churches:
On Feb.1, Pope Francis appealed to local Churches to mobilize for the protection of the planet, responding with determination to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. He thanked a delegation of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, of which the Archdiocese of Ottawa is a member, for their “engagement in protecting our common home, in these times of grave socio- environmental crisis.
Lenten Faith in Action:
Citizens for Public Justice, an ecumenical Christian organization, invites participation in their Lenten campaign by signing the Give it up for the Earth! pledge. The pledge supports personal action and advocacy with our government to achieve climate change goals.