Bishops Pastoral - A Laudato Si Action Plan
Marking the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis' landmark social encyclical on the environment, the Catholic bishops of California issued their own sweeping pastoral statement on threats to the state's many ecosystems, inviting the church community and all Californians "to contribute to the ecological well-being of our state."
The 19-page pastoral statement, titled "God Calls Us All to Care for Our Common Home," was released by the California Conference of Catholic Bishops, comprised of the two dozen bishops that head the state's 10 dioceses and two archdioceses. It represents one of the most wide-ranging engagements to date by the U.S. episcopacy in taking up "Laudato Si', On Care for Our Common Home," Francis' encyclical on the environment and human ecology made public June 18, 2015.
Read the NCR story about the pastoral here.
Photo: St. Thomas Aquinas in Palo Alto, California (courtesy of the parish)