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Four Massachusetts Catholic bishops warned of environmental red flags documented by scientists and urged a change in behaviors in a Sept. 16 statement calling for substantial changes to safeguard creation.
Pope Francis meets with energy executives in Rome. Photo courtesy of Vatican Media.
Gerard O’Connell Jun 09, 2018
Pope Francis said the challenge is “to find ways of ensuring the immense supply of energy required to meet the needs of all, while developing means of using natural resources that avoid creating environmental imbalances.”
 Pope Francis and Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski stand outside the presidential palace in Lima, Peru, Jan.19.(CNS photo//Mariana Bazo, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell Jan 19, 2018
“The degradation of the environment...cannot be separated from the moral degradation of our communities.”
The declaration is contained in "The Hope Within Us," a document released July 23 from the Roman Catholic-United Church of Canada Dialogue in Canada.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waves during an inauguration ceremony with his wife Casey and son Mason on Jan. 8, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Kate Stein Jan 31, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis has earned cautious praise from environmental groups who say the commitment is a substantive step forward on water quality issues and underlying Everglades restoration challenges.
Jim McDermott Jun 18, 2019
In the four years since Pope Francis released his encyclical “On Care of Our Common Home,” both global and local reporting on the effects of climate change has only gotten more dire.
Filipe Domingues Jan 30, 2019
The tragedy raises anew the question: Is Brazil capable of pursuing economic development while responsibly caring for its environment?
Gerard O’Connell Sep 07, 2019
On his first day in Madagascar, Pope Francis issued a strong call to the governmental authorities of this island of 27 million people to fight “with determination” against “endemic forms of corruption and speculation,” to “confront” the situations that “create conditions of inhumane poverty,” and

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