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Catholic Climate Covenant launched with ads in New York Times, other papers

April 22, 2009

A coalition of a dozen Catholic organizations, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, unveiled the Catholic Climate Covenant on April 21 with advertisements in ten major daily newspapers, including The New York Times. The Catholic Climate Covenant

seeks to show respect for God’s creation by focusing on the link between creation and poverty embodied in the life and ministry of St. Francis and the words of the Psalmist: “The earth is the Lord’s and all it holds” … This unprecedented initiative offers Catholics a concrete way to live out our faith by caring for God’s creation and the “least of these” in response to the challenges of global climate change. Pope Benedict XVI is leading these efforts: “Our earth speaks to us, and we must listen if we want to survive.”

 


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