Catholics and Climate Change
We have compiled resources for Catholics and climate change, including news, spiritual guidance, and ways to take action and care for our common home. As Catholics, we must learn about the climate crisis caused by climate change and its effect on other intersectional issues we all face.
The COVID-19 pandemic is brutal proof of a truth asserted by Pope Francis: Everything is connected. Politics, the economy, health care — and our faith in a loving God — these concerns are all one. Care for the earth, our common home, is more than a political reality — although it is most certainly. Care for our common home is more than an economic reality, but again, it is that most certainly. For Catholics thinking about climate change, care for the Earth, our Common Home, is a spiritual matter. There is no simple health crisis, no single environmental problem, no problematic financial struggle, no simple political process. Everything is connected — and here on the entries and pages to follow are the hopes and dreams of the AUSCP in the spiritual realm, the political realm, the fiscally responsible realm — simply summarized in a few words: Care for our Common Home.
On the Climate Crisis
Climate Justice is Racial Justice and Racial Justice is Climate Justice
Climate Change as an Intersectional Issue
Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home
Catholic Climate Change Resources From the AUSCP
Latinx Climate Change Resources
Ways to Take Action against Climate Change
Legislative Action on the Climate Crisis
Legislative work is one of the most effective ways to bring about change. Here are a few resources to learn more and find out how to take action.
- A groundbreaking environmental justice bill is poised to become law
- H.R. 260 – Women and Climate Change Act of 2021
- What to Expect from Federal Climate Policy in 2021