Stewardship
LIVING THE CATHOLIC FAITH IN THE 3RD MILLENIUM
A LAYMAN'S LOOK AT THE JOURNEY OF FAITH

Stewardship

CATHOLICISM & THE ENVIRONMENT 
The environment has long been a poor stepchild within Christian theology, and the Catholic Church is no exception. This collection compiles many of Commonweal's stories on Catholicism and the environment.
CLIMATE OF CHANGE; THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S DANCE WITH SCIENCE 
From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist.
DOES THE EARTH HAVE A PRAYER? 
It is our practices - spiritual and otherwise - that will make a difference in the way we care for creation.
FRANCIS' ENCYCLICAL, AN URGENT CALL 
In what has already been the most debated papal encyclical letter in recent memory, Francis urgently calls on the entire world's population to act, lest we leave to coming generations a planet of 'debris, desolation and filth.'
FRANCIS' ENCYCLICAL; WHY THE FUSS? 
Several of Francis’ predecessors blamed fossil fuels for global warming, accused energy companies of hoarding resources, and urged the rich to consume less. So what’s the big deal this time?
FREE RESOURCE; A READERS' GUIDE TO LAUDATO SI' 
Explore Laudato Si', Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, with this complimentary guide from Jesuit Fr. Tom Reese.
HOW COLLEGE CAMPUSES ARE GOING 'GREEN' 
At many Catholic colleges, an environmental revolution is under way: Out with the ubiquitous plastic water bottles, the reams of wasted paper, the showers that use a flood of water! In with being eco-friendly!
HOW 'LAUDATO SI' EXTENDS CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING 
When this century draws to a close, people will surely look back on Laudato Si much as we now look back on Rerum Novarum, as a timely clarion call.
I'LL STICK WITH POPE FRANCIS 
And while — as Pope Francis notes — the climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all, Americans have the largest carbon footprint in the world.
PARIS CLIMATE DEAL EXIT 'DEEPLY TROUBLING' TO CATHOLIC LEADERS 
'Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.'
PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HARMING WORLD WITH PARIS CLIMATE EXIT, CATHOLIC BISHOPS CLAIM 
The United States should not be 'mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no planet B.
SISTER EARTH. THE 'GREEN' ENCYCLICAL OF POPE FRANCIS 
This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her.
THE POPE THINKS CLIMATE CHANGE IS A MAJOR THREAT. SO DO AMERICAN CATHOLICS 
He will also personally lobby for climate action in a series of high profile meetings ahead of the all-important UN global warming negotiations in Paris next year.
THE POPE, THE SAINT, AND THE CLIMATE 
Progressives and Conservatives alike should attend to what motivates Pope Francis here - not the usual left-right politics but a theological concern for our obligation.
THE POPE'S ECOLOGICAL VOW 
Francis knows that if the consciences of ordinary Catholics can be pricked, they may begin to adjust their life choices. Climate change skeptics may well find that in Francis they have met their most formidable opponent.
WHOSE LAND? 
Pope Francis has called upon Catholics and all people of good will to care for our common home. But does that call to stewardship run up against American exceptionalism?
WHY AREN'T U.S. BISHOPS MORE VOCAL ON CLIMATE? 
If we wish to build true peace, how can we separate, or even set at odds, the protection of the environment and the protection of human life, including the life of the unborn?
WHY IS CLIMATE CHANGE A MORAL ISSUE? 
Let’s consider three reasons why caring for the environment is a moral issue and why policies that fail to protect our planet are not only against Catholic teaching but are also immoral.
SPIRITUALITY FOR MAKING THE GREEN NEW DEAL A REALITY 
People who make big things happen don't always believe they are going to be successful all the time. Transitioning out of fossil fuels is going to take all the hope we have, plus some we don't have.
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE COSMOS 
Yes, God so loved the whole blooming, buzzing, evolving, groaning cosmos that Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection connects it forever with redeeming promise.
THE WORK OF LOVE IN THE FACE OF DOOM: CHRISTIANITY AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS 
Our ecological crisis has its roots in a shared "cultural and spiritual crisis": we've lost our sense of being-in-relation to the larger web of life.
WE NEED NEW METHODS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE 
Caritas Internationalis is increasingly being called to help with challenges provoked by climate change. “Our food production is at stake.”

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