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Prelates welcome House resolution on environmental stewardship

March 21, 2017

Two bishops who chair committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed H.Res.195, a proposed resolution expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship.

The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), currently has 16 cosponsors.

“The US bishops welcome the commitment of a group of members of Congress to engage in constructive dialogue to protect our common home and to recognize the impact of climate change,” said Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Fl.

“The cosponsors of this resolution add their voices to an important conversation, and are demonstrating that stewardship of creation is an issue that rises above political partisanship,” added Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces. “The dialogue is about what Pope Francis has called ‘one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day, climate change.’”


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Mar. 22, 2017 11:38 PM ET USA

    Two lefty bishops pushing redistribution along with several leftist Congress members. They never give up and use every proganda tool and person possible. Sad to see the Church get involved with a bunch of political hacks.

  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 21, 2017 6:32 PM ET USA

    The bishops were cheerleaders for billions of environmental programs that had little or no effect on climate change and boosted the national debt under the ill advised programs of the Obama administration. The Obama programs had little or nothing to do with climate change and much to do with repaying campaign donors. Pope Francis discussed legitimate concerns about the environment it Laudato Si', but the expensive programs applauded by our bishops addressed none of them.

  • Posted by: claude-ccc2991 - Mar. 21, 2017 6:02 PM ET USA

    I agree. It's disturbing that polar bears are thriving, that the ocean's phytoplankton do better at higher temperature and, worst of all, that wheat can be grown in Canada because of climate change. We must put a stop to this!