Laudato Si'

The Ravenswood Generating Station, which uses natural gas, fuel oil and kerosene to power its boilers, is seen in 2015 in Long Island City, N.Y. Catholic environment advocates expressed concern over a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to roll back the Clean Power Plan, which would have reduced carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. (CNS photo/Justin Lane, EPA)
Politics & Society News
The EPA has decided to roll back an Obama-era regulation to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
Clergy of many faiths from across the United States participate in a prayer circle on Nov. 3, 2016, in front of a bridge in Standing Rock, N.D., where demonstrators confront police during a protest of the Dakota Access pipeline. (CNS photo/Stephanie Keith, Reuters)
Faith Dispatches
Eileen MarkeyOctober 05, 2017
Long before Pope Francis articulated in “Laudato Si’” a comprehensive Catholic call to care for the physical environment, Agape members were focused on treading lightly on the earth and combining a contemplative lifestyle with frontline environmental and peace activism.
Politics & Society News
Divestment from fossil fuels is one way to "look at how one applies the teachings" of "Laudato Si'."
Protesters in El Salvador, demonstrate against mining exploitation March 9. El Salvador passed a law March 29 banning metal mining nationwide, after a long dispute between the government and a Canadian company involved in gold mining. (CNS photo/Oscar Rivera, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffAugust 15, 2017
The bishops are condemning the exploitation of land and indigenous peoples by Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America and other regions.
A dry fountains is seen in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on July 24. The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
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APJuly 24, 2017
Meteorologists say spring 2017 was Italy's third-driest in some 60 years. The drought has put Rome at risk for drastic water rationing, a measure being considered later this week by authorities.
Callista Gingrich at a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on July 18. Gingrich was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Her husband is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
On issues that have become hallmarks of the Francis papacy, notably care of creation and the global refugee crisis, Mrs. Gingrich had difficulty explaining how she might engage the Vatican, given Mr. Trump’s views.