April 19, 2016
“The Lord, who suffered abandonment by his disciples, the burden of an unjust condemnation and shame of an ignominious death, now makes us sharers of his immortal life and enables us to see with his eyes of love and compassion those who hunger and thirst, strangers and prisoners, the marginalized and the outcast, the victims of oppression and violence.” - Pope Francis, Urbi et Orbi message for Easter 2016
Earth Day is the perfect time to help Catholics in your area respond to Pope Francis’ call to “be ‘protectors’ of creation”!
Ways to celebrate Earth Day:
Get Catholic Climate Covenant’s free, downloadable
Earth Day 2016 Program Guide
With family or friends,
pray this Laudato Si’ prayer
video on Care for God’s Creation
from the CST101 video series by CRS and USCCB.
local community organizations
, including those funded by the
Catholic Campaign for Human Development,
are addressing environmental issues. Join their efforts!
Gift Green Street Park or Drop by Drop to your parish’s religious education program or school
. Both of these children’s books are about kids caring for creation.
Gather with a group of friends and reflect on
Laudato Si’ using USCCB’s discussion guide
Get inspired by what others are doing to
Act Together to care for creation
Advocate! Participate in this
current action alert