Pope Francis doesn't hold back:'The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.'
This is God's creation, given to be our home.What are we doing to look after it?
A Prayer for our Earth By Pope Francis*
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.We thank you for being with us each day.Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.
* Pope Francis published this prayer in his Laudato Si’ encyclical, and is meant for sharing with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator.
The Archdiocese's Environmental Policy is in the process of being completed by the Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission.
Justice and Peace Commission
Environment - As Christians we are inspired to be good stewards of the earth, to conserve and protect God’s creation and the earth’s resources.
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Pentecost Novena on the Environment
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development run a number of campaigns focused on the environment.
Reclaim Our Common Home