"The denial of climate change is no longer a quest of scientific truth but it is an effort to protect private interests against those of the common good."
The U.S. community organizers and union leaders hope to sway Pope Francis into addressing a number of lingering national social justice issues.
Pride, greed and selfishness are destroying the planet just as they destroy human lives, said Cardinal Peter Turkson.
Simply Spirit: The Vatican's former hard-line freeze on discussing women's roles may at last be thawing out.
Eco Catholic: The Vatican announced plans Wednesday to host a major conference on climate change this month that will feature leading researchers on global warming.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis feels a responsibility to remind Christians of their obligation to safeguard creation, beginning with humans who are created in the likeness of God.
Offering a possible glimpse into the upcoming papal encyclical on ecology, a top Vatican official stated that disagreements over the cause of climate change do not preclude the need for action, and that religion plays a vital role in bringing about meaningful and lasting solutions.
Eco Catholic: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the meetings will focus on the EPA's role in addressing the effects of climate change both domestically and internationally.
The Vatican is helping Catholic dioceses and agencies step up the fight against Ebola and is urging other donors to help.
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace announced Wednesday that the Holy See would be making a "financial contribution" to support church-sponsored assistance to those affected by the Ebola outbreak. Vatican Radio reported the sum would be $3.5 million.
A new kind of ghetto needs the church's presence and people's solidarity: the "digital slum" where cyberbullying and online pornography and abuse run rampant.