We are called to be responsible stewards of the earth – our common home.
In his landmark encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis reminds us of our moral and spiritual responsibilities for taking care of the environment, of God's creation. The environmental struggles of today are closely interwoven with the needs for social and economic justice in society locally and globally. Progress must be carefully weighed against the potential negative impact on vulnerable people and on the earth.
Laudato Si' Resources
- Read Laudato Si'
- Laudato Si' Action Plan, with practical suggestions for families and parishes (developed by the Archdiocese of Atlanta when Washington Archbishop, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, was the Archbishop of Atlanta)
- Vatican Laudato Si' Year website