Caring for Our Common Home / Laudato Si'

Kevin Clinton committed to conservation

Kevin Clinton committed to conservation

Purpose: To promote knowledge and reception of Pope Francis' second encyclical through provision of homily helps for every Sunday of the three year liturgical Sunday and to support other efforts by AUSCP members and others.

Bob Richter, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, now leads the effort, following Michael Agliardo SJ, who coordinated a team writing homily helps. Each Sunday's scriptures are coordinated with Laudato Si' for the three year lectionary cycle, in English and Spanish.

Chair: Bob Richter
AUSCP Leadership Team Liaison: Bob Bonnot,

NEW October 2018: Six bishops representing episcopal conferences on five continents issued a joint statement calling on the international community to take immediate action against climate change. READ the NCR report. Read the joint statement as a Google doc by CLICKING HERE

NEW August 9, 2018: Climate Activist guided by the Spirit, in NCR Series, "The Field Hospital"

TAKE ACTION: Conserve, Educate, Inspire with

LINK: Catholic Climate Covenant

LINK: Global Climate Change Movement

LINK: Cardinal Turkson talks about the first year of the Vatican Dicastery for Human Development

LINK: Read a review of Elizabeth Johnson's most recent book, Creation and the Cross -- a good read for anyone engaging with care for our common home



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Homily Helps

Members of AUSCP teamed up with the Catholic Climate Covenant to create weekly homily helps. They break open the Sunday Scriptures, drawing on Catholic social teaching and care for creation. They offer insight and perspective with quotations from Scripture, commentary and passages from Laudato Si’ , and include suggested prayers of the faithful.