Earth Day! Caring for Our Common Home

Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home was the first encyclical to be entirely dedicated to the topic of environmental issues. Inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures, “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us,” the encyclical demonstrates that environmental issues are a priority of Pope Francis’ papacy. Written to “every person living on this planet,” Pope Francis has asked citizens of the world to acknowledge, discuss, and take personal responsibility in meeting environmental challenges. As we celebrate Earth Day, let us take this opportunity to make this a teachable and catechetical moment for our families and children. We have listed below resources for you to use in your efforts to share the importance of caring for God’s creation. (For more information about Laudato Si’ or to access an electronic version of the encyclical, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops web site.)


Ways to Celebrate EARTH DAY
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