Laudato Si’ Seventh Anniversary
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Laudato Si’ Seventh Anniversary

Today, also in the light of the dramatic experience of the pandemic that has brought us to our knees and the war that continues to sow terror and destruction, the “prophetic” insights and the power of Pope Francis’ text have become increasingly clear. On the one hand, they are as simple as the verse in…

Laudato Si’ Week: Raising Eco-Awareness
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Laudato Si’ Week: Raising Eco-Awareness

Laudato Si’ Week has begun, marking the seventh anniversary of the publication of the bestselling and accessible encyclical letter by Pope Francis addressing everyone’s responsibility to care for our common home. Ahead of the Week, Bishop Martin Hayes highlighted that Laudato Si’ remains central to the universal Church’s blueprint for climate action. Bishop Hayes said:…

Laudato Si’ Week: Appeal for Climate Change Victims
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Laudato Si’ Week: Appeal for Climate Change Victims

As the International Migration Review Forum (IMFR) gets underway, the leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is calling on the international community to grant a special protection status to people and communities displaced due to climate change. In a Tuesday, May 17 report, the CI Secretary General said that the entity is pushing for…

Climate Crisis: Cruising Towards a Brick Wall
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Climate Crisis: Cruising Towards a Brick Wall

That humanity is cruising at speed towards a brick wall is no longer an alarmist hypothesis; it carries the eery fatality of predictable fact. The sense of resignation widely felt in the wake of COP26 induces hopelessness. Why can’t we mobilise ourselves? In this powerful lecture, given in Leeds Cathedral on 22. November, Dr Carmody Grey argues that…

24 Hours for the Climate: Live-streamed Prayer Vigil for Success of COP26
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24 Hours for the Climate: Live-streamed Prayer Vigil for Success of COP26

’24 Hours for the Climate’ is a global vigil for Catholics and people of faith to pray and advocate for the success of COP26, the major United Nations summit on climate change which will be held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November. From 11am on 5 November to 11am 6 November the invitation…

In the margins of Glasgow COP26 – Looming Catastrophes
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In the margins of Glasgow COP26 – Looming Catastrophes

Pope Francis and religious leaders made an appeal for the success of the COP26 climate summit being held in Glasgow, Scotland. “Care for the environment is a moral imperative to preserve God’s creation for future generations,” the pope said. “We have inherited a garden; we must not leave a desert to our children.” We must…

Praying with Art for COP26
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Praying with Art for COP26

“Some days ago, on 4 October, I met with religious leaders and scientists to sign a Joint Appeal in which we called upon ourselves and our political leaders to act in a more responsible and consistent manner. I was impressed by something said by one of the scientists present at that meeting. He told us:…

Cop 26: The State of the Climate in Asia
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Cop 26: The State of the Climate in Asia

In its annual “State of the Climate in Asia” report, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization said every part of the region had been affected. “Extreme weather and climate change impacts across Asia in 2020 caused the loss of life of thousands of people, displaced millions of others and cost hundreds of billions of dollars, while…

Season of Creation: The Four Seagulls
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Season of Creation: The Four Seagulls

THE FOUR SEAGULLS That’s the title of the new dotpainting which I finished yesterday.It depicts four seagulls who are anxiously looking at the people who are discussing how to stop the pollution of the oceans, especially the plastic-soup (the grey areas). The people portrayed by the Aboriginal symbol of the U, are in the green…

Season of Creation: Sinking Cities – Manila
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Season of Creation: Sinking Cities – Manila

“We have felt the continuing and extreme sea level rise in the past decades because of climate change. Now we are being threatened with the sinking of our coastlines and floods that would displace millions of our people and destroy billions in our economy. So please, let us take care of our environment,” – Bishop…

Season of Creation: COP26 Praying with Art  Video
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Season of Creation: COP26 Praying with Art Video

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on 31st October. This is a ‘Praying with Art’ video we did, set to the music of John Denver’s ‘Windsong’. Through paintings by Van Gogh, Michelangelo, etc we look at the Beauty of our world… a world that has been entrusted into our…