Care for nature so that it cares for us. ~ (Pope Francis)

During a live internet event on Earth Day, Pope Francis addressed both world leaders who were participating in a global climate summit and also all citizens of the world. Though the pope cautioned that “we are at the brink” with climate change, he said that it is not too late for us or the environment and advised all that “we will be more resilient if we work together.”

Pope Francis called the gathering “a happy occasion” and said it was an initiative that puts all of humanity on a path toward better stewardship of nature. He has high hopes for accomplishing the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement and is already looking ahead to the next United Nations climate conference, COP 26, which is scheduled for November in Glasgow, Scotland.

Though May 23rd marks the end of the fifth anniversary year of the pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’, we must not lose our momentum. We hope this year of bulletin inserts has helped to enlighten, educate and motivate you to learn more and do more with regard to the Pope’s call
to Care for Our Common Home.

Looking for an opportunity to get involved? The Boston Archdiocese is offering a Zoom Workshop: Environmental Justice: Our Common Home – Equity for All on Saturday May 15th , 11am – 12:30pm.  For more information and to register please visit: Environmental Justice: Our Common Home—Equity for All 

Caring for Our Common Home: “We Will be More Resilient If We Work Together”