Home/Stay Informed/All Diocesan Articles

All Diocesan Articles

 

 

Laudato Si' Week 2020: Get Inspired, Because the Church Is Leading the Way

Posted on May 22, 2020 in: News

Laudato Si' Week 2020: Get Inspired, Because the Church Is Leading the Way

 

This week two global webinars connected thousands of people with concrete ways to take action. Cardinal Peter Turkson helped us understand that creation is a “great act of God” and that everything we do for the Earth must “give glory to God.” Yeb Saño, climate activist and executive director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, inspired us to act by reminding us that the “Church is uniquely positioned to lead.”

The vision of the Church as a leader in caring for our common home is becoming reality, and it is changing lives. From Rome, Daniela Finamore shared that “42 faith institutions from 14 countries have chosen to divest from fossil fuels. This is the largest-ever joint announcement of divestment from faith institutions.” Read more about this story in The New York Times. She invited all institutions to prayerfully consider taking part in the next divestment announcement during the Season of Creation in the fall.

In Pakistan, Church leaders offered “a spirit of love” by planting trees in a Laudato Si’ garden. International Forum Catholic Action members in 20 countries from Argentina to Romania to the Philippines united online to pray and reflect on how they can use Laudato Si’ to create a more hopeful tomorrow.

So much more is happening all over the world, and the momentum continues to grow. Thank you for joining the global Church as we honor Laudato Si’ Week.

P.S. If you’ve missed any of the webinars, you’re invited to watch them on our YouTube channel.

[Read More...]

Bookmark and Share  


Signup for Weekly Newsletter

    Annual Catholic Appeal

    Our ACA supported ministries rely on your continued support during this difficult time.
    Thank you so much. 

    ACA DONATE

    English

    Español

    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Rite of Election 2020
    Click to view album: Consecrated Life Mass
    Click to view album: St. Michael Church Mass of Dedication, 2020
    Click to view album: Nativity Photos 2019
    Latest Articles
    K of C Reduces New Members Fee for a Limited Time
    St. Joseph Living Center in Windham Continues Its Mission
    Laudato Si' Week 2020: Get Inspired, Because the Church Is Leading the Way
    Catholic Charities Needs Your Help
    Campus Ministries: Accompanying Our Young Adults on the Journey
    Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Supports Ministries
    Relationship with God: Providing a Critical Piece to a Successful Life
    Properties & Cemeteries Employees Use Social Distancing to Provide Essential Services
    “In the Midst of a Pandemic: The Priesthood is a Beacon of Light”

    Annual Fundraiser

    Your 100% tax deductible gift will help us continue to bring the gospel message and the news of the diocese to the faithful throughout eastern Connecticut and the world. Your generosity helps defray the production costs of our print, online, and email newsletter editions of the Four County Catholic, as well as enhancing our Social Media presence. 
     

    For those who would rather mail their gift click here.

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294