Environment

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Fact Sheet & Handout
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest in Our Planet. This handout provides an overview of the theme, a prayer, and suggested resources that provide action steps you can take to care for our common...

Video Prayer: World Water Day

Video
This is a video adaptation of a prayer for World Water Day. The video prayer is available in English and...

Litany for Extinct Species

Litany
The Litany for Extinct Species laments the loss of all extinct species, and uplifts, in particular, the 23 species most recently declared extinct in the United States in 2021. The litany includes a...

CST and Housing in a Time of COVID and Climate Change

Reflection
Catholic Social Teaching has long taught that the right to decent housing is a fundamental human right that is necessary to promote the life and dignity of the human person. With new health and...

Prayers for Communities Joining the Laudato Si' Action Platform

Prayer
Beginning on St. Francis Day 2021 (Oct. 4), Catholics are invited into 40-days of prayer leading up to the official launch of the Laudato Si' Action Platform (LSAP)on Nov. 14. The Dicastery for...

IPCC 6th Assessment Report Overview for Educators

Fact Sheet & Handout
The recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report reveals the urgent action needed to address the impacts of climate change. This overview for Catholic educators explains...

Jubilee for the Earth: Podcast Study Guide

Book Discussion Guide
"Jubilee for the Earth” is a podcast mini-series about biodiversity and our sacred story produced by the Missionary Society of St. Columban, a society of priests and lay people who live and share...

Prayer for Renewal and Courage

Prayer
We pray to bring our lives back into alignment with the Earth, our common home, where God is ever-present.

The Human Element

Film Discussion Guide
In the Human Element, photographer James Balog explores how the four natural elements (water, fire, air, and earth) are impacted by the fifth element: humans. As people change the elements through...

Prayer of Renewal

Prayer
As we move through the season of Lent and transition from winter to spring, we look to God for renewal in ourselves and our common home.

Ecological Conversion Reflection and Prayer

Prayer
Learn about ecological conversion in Laudato Si' in this reflection and then use a prayer based on the First Principle and Foundation of St. Ignatius to consider how you are being called to...

Laudato Si' and Ecological Conversion

Reflection
Learn about 'ecological conversion' in the context of Laudato Si' and how Pope Francis calls each of us to make individual lifestyle choices and to work for structural change to protect the integrity...