Environment

Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: “The Distinctive Gift of Consecrated Life for the New Evangelization”

Thank goodness this Assembly takes place in the afterglow of Pentecost! That Solemnity makes it clear that bearing witness to the Risen Lord and spreading the Good News are only possible by the gift of the Spirit.
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Holy Cows: Partnership in Howard County aids those in need in Baltimore City

Part of the shrine’s acreage was leased for farming that used pesticides. Upon re-evaluating, the friars determined that the current usage was not cohesive with the message of the Franciscans on being stewards of the land.
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Archbishop Gregory opens Mid-Atlantic Congress with keynote address on creation

The evidence seems to be incontrovertible that human beings are not tending the world as God created it, the archbishop said.
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Baltimore Archdiocese completes 20-year solar energy deal with Constellation

The agreement is expected to generate “approximately 20 percent of the archdiocese’s energy needs.”
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Pope’s encyclical sparks important discussion

“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 great respect and gratitude.”
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California governor says ‘Laudato Si’’ was necessary wake-up call

Elections, like profit reports, have regular short-term rhythms, which is why Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment was so “appropriate and absolutely essential” for waking people up to the dangers of climate change, said California Gov. Jerry Brown.
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Defining moment: Glossary of terminology used in Laudato Si’

In his encyclical on ecology, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home," Pope Francis coined several new terms.
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Archbishop Lori joins local Catholic leaders in welcoming encyclical on ecology

Archbishop Lori joined other local leaders in welcoming Pope Francis' document on ecology, says pope has begun a "new conversation."
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Catholic Center takes measures to protect environment

Kermit the Frog once sang “It’s not easy being green.” The leaders at the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s downtown headquarters beg to differ, however.
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Parish uses ground water to stop sky-high energy bills

Green means two things at St. Vincent de Paul, Baltimore: air conditioning at virtually no cost, and heat in a way that spares the environment.
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St. Athanasius parishioners become environmentally thrifty

A new project at St. Athanasius, Curtis Bay, is expected to bring a little more green to the planet, parish grounds and church coffers. With the delivery of a green and orange dumpster in the St. Athanasius parking lot last month, parishioners have been eagerly disposing their discarded paper products by the ton in a...
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