Selected Justice Quotes of Pope Francis

Rich resource of Pope Francis quotes on topics including: poverty, economic justice, labor, common good, charity/service, love/charity, mission, sacraments and justice, housing, creation/environment, solidarity, migrants/refugees, hunger, rights and responsibilities, family, government, peace, trafficking, and ecumenism.

Source: Catholic Relief Services
Link: http://globalfellows.crs.org/resources/selected-quotes-of-pope-francis/

Faith-Based Study Guide on Climate Change

The faith-based study guide on global climate change has five progressive movements, beginning with identifying where people are in their life experiences, then engaging them in critical reflection on their experiences and relating those experiences to the Story and Vision of our Catholic faith. This process concludes by outlining the dimensions for future actions – by an individual, a group or an entire community. The end result is meant not only to change attitudes, but to change behaviors on behalf of solidarity with the world and the care of God’s creation.
Source: National Catholic Rural Life Conference
Link: http://www.ncrlc.com/page.aspx?ID=92

Special Report on Ecology: Healing a Broken World

“‘Healing a Broken World’ describes the rationale of establishing the Task Force on Jesuit Mission and Ecology (July-November 2010), the general vision that animates its analysis and recommendations, the context of the world, the Church and the Society of Jesus today, the relationship of ‘reconciliation with creation’ with faith, justice, inter-religious and cultural dialogue, and finally proposes a set of practical recommendations.”

Editor: Patxi Álvarez SJ
Date: 2011
Link: http://www.sjweb.info/documents/sjs/pjnew/PJ106ENG.pdf

Warming World, Hungry Planet Fact Sheet

“Climate change could be the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger. Yet some food companies  are actually making the problem worse. Use your power as a consumer and tell Kellogg and General Mills to help stop climate change from making people hungry.”

Source: Oxfam America
Link:  http://www.oxfamamerica.org/static/media/files/Oxfam_fact_sheet-warming_world_hungry_planet.pdf

Global Climate Change a Plea for Dialogue Prudence and the Common Good

A 2001 U.S. Bishops statement on “seeking to contribute to a national dialogue on climate change by applying the wisdom of Catholic social teaching. The bishops also urge prudent action now on climate change to mitigate its effects on the poor and vulnerable.”

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Date: June 15, 2001
Link: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/global-climate-change-a-plea-for-dialogue-prudence-and-the-common-good.cfm 

Letter from Archbishop Wenski to EPA on Carbon Pollution

Letter from Archbishop Wenski to the Environmental Protection Agency “on the importance of protecting Creation and poor and vulnerable communities from pollution from existing power plants and from climate change.”

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Date: May 29, 2014
Link: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/environmental-justice-program/upload/letter-to-epa-from-archbishop-wenski-on-carbon-emissions-standards-2014-05-29.pdf

Renewing the Earth

An Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching – A Pastoral Statement of the United States Catholic Conference

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Date: November 14, 1991
Link: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/renewing-the-earth.cfm