READ IT HERE: CLIMATE CHANGE — From Principles to Action, by Father Emmet Farrell, one of a series of articles “From Assembly to Action” highlighting the action efforts that arise from AUSCP Assemblies

Caring for Our Common Home / Laudato Si'

Kevin Clinton committed to conservation

Kevin Clinton committed to conservation

Promoting 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.

HOMILY HELPS: CLICK HERE to read current homily suggestions

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NEW: Posted February 1, 2019, from Crux: Sagrada Familia links urban life and Laudato Si’

PREVIOUSLY: 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

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

LINK TO 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: 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

 Bob Richter, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, chairs this working group, 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. Bob Bonnot is the AUSCP Leadership Team Liaison.

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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.

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Homily on Laudato Sí

Homilia de Laudato Sí

Basic Course on Laudato Sí for the formation of a Creation Care Team

Curso básico de Laudato Sí para la formacion de un Equipo de Cuidado de la Creación

McElroy: Climate should be central priority in U.S. Church