On November 6, 2019, the Association of US Catholic Priests (AUSCP) Climate Crisis Working Group sent a letter on behalf of the association to Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, and US Catholic bishops. The letter was an urgent call for bishops to acknowledge the crisis of climate change and lead Catholics to act. It was a plea for priority.
Five days later at the 2019 General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal DiNardo responded to a reporter’s question about whether there is a global warming crisis by saying that global warming problems are “significant but not necessarily urgent.” His response did not reflect the urgent priority that AUSCP had hoped for.
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