Caring for our Common Home


Pope Francis smiling

   Laudato Si’ – Pope Francis’ New Encyclical

In an encyclical issued June 18, Pope Francis calls on all people to protect “our common home”. The Holy Father warns that “[t]he earth, our home, is beginning to look more like an immense pile of filth.” The pope asks this question:

“What kind of world do we want to leave those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?”

Below find a scientific paper on climate change prepared by two Pontifical Academies and other resources. Please check back to this webpage as we will be adding new material soon.

Climate and the Common Good – Pontifical Academies

Mitigating Air Pollution and Climate Change – Veerabhardran Ramanathan

World Renowned St. Louis Botanist Peter Raven Says Climate Change Unfairly Burdens the Poor

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