April 22, 2019 — As we celebrate Earth Day today,
we are renewed in our call to care for creation and remember Pope Francis’ words
from his papal inauguration Mass: “Let us be protectors of creation, protectors
of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the
Pope Francis continued to call on all people to turn
away from a throwaway culture and to act on climate change as a moral
responsibility in his groundbreaking encyclical
in June 2015. The encyclical invites us as individuals, as institutions and as
a church to care for creation and to reconcile our relationship with God, creation
and one another.
This Earth Day, the Jesuits invite you to embrace this
challenge Pope Francis laid out in Laudato
Si’, using Ignatian, Catholic and faith resources to guide you.
The Catholic Climate Covenant is offering a one-hour educational program that includes prayers, readings, a short video and suggested activities on the theme of "All Creation Gives God Praise: Protecting Biodiversity in a Time of Climate Crisis."
Feb. 14, 2020 - Fr. Thomas L. Sheridan, SJ, was called to eternal life on Feb. 13, 2020. He was born on Dec. 17, 1926 in New York, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1944, and was ordained on June 22, 1957. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1961 at Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y.
Feb. 10, 2020 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying to hear the cries of migrants. "We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling and human trafficking, may be heard and considered."
Feb. 1, 2020 - Last year, the Jesuits announced four new Universal Apostolic Preferences. One of these preferences was "To collaborate in the care of our Common Home," a call to protect the environment. To help answer this call, we will be sharing a series of monthly ecology reflections.