In 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato Si’ “Praised Be”—his long-awaited encyclical on “human ecology,” or the interrelated relationship between humans and the environment. Below are a number of resources about our how our faith invites us to care for creation and how the environment impacts the poor.
Laudato Si’ Year
Pope Francis invites us to celebrate the sixth anniversary of Laudato Si’. There are many ways you can participate from home on your own, with your family, or virtually with your group, parish or community.
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Using scenes from nature and quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si´”, this video inspires individuals, congregations and communities to reflect on the need to care for our common home—Earth.
Watch the video below for Bishop Noonan’s reflection on Laudato Si’
ToGoForth.org – A blog from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development. Inspired by Pope Francis.
Information on Care for God’s Creation, one of the seven themes of Catholic social teaching, from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Laudato Si’: Caring for Our Common Home Flyer | en Español – This one page document is a brief introduction to the encyclical and details ways you can respond to Pope Francis’ call.
Friending Planet Earth: Helping Youth Understand Solidarity & Subsidiarity in Light of Climate Change, from the Center for Ministry Development and the Catholic Climate Covenant
Discussion Guide on Laudato Si’, from the USCCB
Photos and Video – Catholic Relief Services
A photo library with downloadable images that feature the effects of climate change on people around the world
A video on global climate change