U.S. Catholic leaders laud Pope Francis for encyclical on environment

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic leaders lauded Pope Francis for his encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” for calling all to be good stewards, for putting “a human face” on environmental issues and for starting “a new conversation” on the urgent need to protect all of creation.

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Solidarity, faith spans racial and ethnic boundaries

WASHINGTON (CNS) — There is a reason that the song “Solidarity Forever,” sung to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” is an anthem of the labor movement. And it was no accident that a June 15 conference titled “Erroneous Autonomy: A Conversation on Solidarity & Faith” was…

Bishop Cunningham: Laudato Si’ should inspire conversation

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham released the following statement on Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’”: “Creation is not a property; creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with…