Smoke from the American Electric Power's coal-fired Mountaineer Power Plant, along the banks of the Ohio River in New Haven, W.Va., is seen in this file photo. Catholic News Service
Hundreds of thousands are expected to travel to the nation’s capital April 29 to participate in the Peoples Climate Movement for Climate, Jobs and Justice – a grass-roots effort aiming to bring individuals and groups together to support environmental safeguards and economic equality.
“In the spirit of Pope Francis’s encyclical ‘Laudato Si,’ this is an opportunity for hope and unification across diverse interests and groups,” Joanne M. Carroll, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Science at St. John’s University in New York, wrote in a letter distributed to Catholic organizations and dioceses in the past month. More ... Tuesday, April 25, 2017
WASHINGTON – Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march in the nation’s capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill as part of two days of activities. More ... Thursday, April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s executive order calling for a review of the Clean Power Plan jeopardizes environmental protections and moves the country away from a national carbon standard to help meet domestic and international goals to ease greenhouse gas emissions, said the chairman of a U.S. bishops’ committee. More ... Thursday, April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can “to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States.” More ... Thursday, March 23, 2017