Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home”
In this teaching document, Pope Francis is reminding us that our obligation to protect and care for the environment is as essential as our responsibility to care for each other. Catholic Charities agencies across the country are committed to working within our communities to maintain and preserve all of God’s creation, as called for by our faith. While many prior encyclicals have been aimed at bishops or the Church, this teaching document invites the entire world to renew its relationship with creation. Working inside of a moral framework that has long been part of our Catholic teaching, Pope Francis discusses our call to care for all human life, especially those most vulnerable and marginalized, as well as for creation, helping us to renew our thinking about the relationship between persons and communities with the natural environment.