Laudato Deum Action Pledge
Catholic Climate Covenant (https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/), supported by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, helps Catholics in the US respond to the Church’s call to care for creation and care for the poor.
Coming on the heels of the Season of Creation which we celebrated at our parish this September, is Pope Francis’ letter, entitled ‘Laudate Deum’ which holds an urgent call to all people of good will, and especially to those of us living in the United States:
“If we consider that emissions per individual in the United States are about two times greater than those of individuals living in China, and about seven times greater than the average of the poorest countries, (LD 44) we can state that a broad change in the irresponsible lifestyle connected with the Western model would have a significant long-term impact.” (LD 72)
“If you are a member of the Catholic community in the United States, Catholic Climate Covenant invites you to take a pledge of action with us today to respond directly to Pope Francis’ call for change (personal, within the Church, and wider systemic change). Together we can courageously commit to specific actions that will produce a much needed culture shift and produce a better future for our common home.” Click Here to View the Laudate Deum Action Pledge to help turn the tide on climate change.
Click here to view Pope Francis’s Complete Letter: Laudate Deum