Paying workers a just wage has been "one of the most consistent and central themes of Catholic social teaching" for more than a century, said Cardinal Peter Turkson.
NCR Today: A prominent Italian news agency is reporting that the pontiff wants to dedicate the next meeting of the world's Catholic bishops to the issue of global peace.
The Holy See's U.N. office distributed some 1,000 copies of Laudato Si'. Many were given in French and a few in Italian.
"There is no 'just war,'" the some 80 participants of the conference state in an appeal they released April 14.
The conference will bring some 80 experts to Rome with the aim of developing a new moral framework that rejects ethical justifications for war.
Eco Catholic: Cardinal Peter Turkson urged Catholics attending a local academic conference to let Christian spirituality guide their thinking and actions toward preserving the full range of God's creation.
Le Bourget, France -- Several U.S. sisters say global climate treaty negotiations have ebbed and flowed, but they sense a deal to emerge, in part due to France itself.
Hundreds of thousands of people, including many Catholics, participated in rallies and events ahead of the United Nations climate conference, which opens Monday.
A top Vatican official has invited bishops near and far to lend prayerful support to massive global demonstrations ahead of international climate negotiations and to encourage Catholics in their dioceses to partake.
Eco Catholic: “It’s the alliance between science and religion and policy that’s going to save us,” said Veerabhadran Ramanathan, professor of atmospheric and climate sciences.