Pope Francis

Maryland Catholic Conference needs to a take a position on clean energy

Maryland Catholic Conference needs to a take a position on clean energy

Monday marked three years since Pope Francis released his path-breaking ecological encyclical “Laudato Si’ — On Care for Our Common Home.” It was a clarion call to Catholics like me, but really to all peoples and faiths, to take decisive action on creating a future based on clean, renewable energy.

Pope Francis implored us to do so not only as a matter of being good stewards of God’s creation and ensuring human (and other species’) survival, but as a matter of present-day mercy and justice for the poor, who are suffering first and most from climate disruptions caused by human activity.

The anniversary got me thinking about how the dioceses within which Maryland Catholics...

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