Laudato Si: Pope Francis’ Laudato Si Action Platform is a worldwide grassroots effort to mobilize Catholics to take action on the Holy Father’s message of environmental and “integral ecology.”
In support of this initiative, the California Catholic Conference has prepared a platform with materials that parishes and families can use to implement and support environmental sustainability and has issued a Pastoral Statement “On the Care of our Common Home” (to read, click here).
“Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity, but rather to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering, and thus to discover what each of us can do about it.” (LS 19)
Exploring the ancient teachings of our faith in the light of today’s ecological crisis, Laudato Si’ teaches us that “everything is connected.” (LS 91) As our relationship with our divine Creator has been neglected, human relationships have faltered, and our world has grown hotter, less stable, and more lifeless. As a result, we all suffer, and the poorest and most vulnerable suffer above all. We face a “complex crisis that is both social and environmental.” (LS 139)
There is hope. Pope Francis calls us to develop a “loving awareness” of this home we share and to act on the values we hold dear. (LS 220)
Standing on the firm ground of “three fundamental and closely intertwined relationships: with God, with our neighbor, and with the Earth itself,” we commit to setting out “on the long path of renewal.” (LS 66, 202) We embrace our rightful place in the “order and dynamism” that our Creator ordained, and we urgently embark on new ways of living with “creativity and enthusiasm” (LS 221, 220).
The universal Church and “all men and women of goodwill” are leading the cultural transformation that our world urgently needs.
On 14 November, the World Day of Prayer for the Poor, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development will open registration for Laudato Si’ Plans. Join us on or after Sunday, November 14, 2021
CARE FOR CREATION MINISTRY
Our parish now has a Creation Care Ministry!
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Caroline Archer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tony Martinez (email@example.com)
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