POPE SPEAKS: Pope Francis calls the environment a “wonderful gift” that God places in our hands. Watch the video above. 

Pope Francis has designated a “Season of Creation” from Sept. 1 through Oct. 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

“It’s a favorable time to praise God for all his creatures & to be responsible given the cry of the Earth,” the Holy Father said in a Sept. 1 tweet.

What are you doing to protect the environment?  How is your parish or school involved?  How are you celebrating the Season of Creation?

Tell us about it by emailing George Matysek at gmatysek@CatholicReview.org.  Share your stories on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Facebook and Twitter pages, using the #SeasonofCreation and #IamCatholic hashtags.  

To see what the U.S. bishops are doing to protect the environment, click here

NEWS & COMMENTARY ON THE ENVIRONMENT