In 2009, Bishop Skylstad, on behalf of the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops shared with each U.S. parish the "The Catholic Climate Covenant", http://catholicclimatecovenant.org/ and invited all of us to take the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor.
He also asked to help spread the good news and to encourage others to join and do the same. This is not an isolated initiative, but a concrete follow-up to the significant documentation issued over the years by the U.S. Catholic Bishop and the Vatican inviting us to reflect and to take action on caring for God’s creation in its various aspects and in caring for the “least of these,” in response to the challenges of environmental justice and global climate change.
In response to this invitation a small group of us from different parishes began a conversation about how to promote the call to "Care of Creation and Care for the Poor" in the Tucson area. We concluded that one way to do this might be to provide a variety of resources for parishes in the diocese with information on the issues from a faith perspective. This blog was developed to do just that and to foster an awareness that caring for God's creation is an important part of living our faith.
We hope those who visit here will find these resources useful! We are eager to know what you are doing in your parishes on care for creation! If you have items and information to share or would like to join in furthering the mission of this blog, please visit the ABOUT US link for contact information: