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USCCB committee chair praises EPA action agenda

November 08, 2016

The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development has issued a statement praising the “spirit” of the EPA’s new action agenda.

“The concern for the good of people, especially the poor and vulnerable communities, is one of the central messages in Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment,” said Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami. “We welcome efforts by the EPA that recognize what the Pope calls ‘integral ecology,’ where respect for human life and wellbeing go hand in hand with environmental protection.”


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  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Nov. 13, 2016 8:24 PM ET USA

    Fortunately, this is all "Overcome By Events". There will soon be an adult in charge of the EPA.

  • Posted by: grateful1 - Nov. 13, 2016 9:58 AM ET USA

    ...and here's yet one more reason (as if another were needed) why I long ago stopped making broad-brush donations to the USCCB. Its statist bureaucracy has for years been little more than an arm of big, intrusive government, big regulation, big taxes -- all with a pseudo-religious veneer. "Integral ecology," my foot.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Nov. 08, 2016 7:34 PM ET USA

    Hope there is more to this gibberish than what he has stated as the EPA is on nothing but another government power grab and sadly the church is helping.

  • Posted by: unum - Nov. 08, 2016 7:06 PM ET USA

    Archbishop Wenski is one of our more politically inclined or "politician-bishops" of which there are a number. Other than the trappings of his Church office, how is he qualified to advise the population on the merits of one government program vs, another? Based on the corruption revealed in the current political campaigns, it is unlikely that the "Spirit" is anywhere near EPA's agenda which is a political, rather than a spiritual document.