Effie Caldarola: Season of Creation

The “Season of Creation” is an ecumenical effort runs from Sept. 1, which is the day in 2015 when Pope Francis introduced the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and lasts until Oct. 4, the feast of our environmental patron, St. Francis of Assisi.

Forty Catholic institutions plan to divest from fossil fuels

As the monthlong “Season of Creation” ended, forty Catholic institutions, including the Belgian bishops’ conference and a leading church social welfare agency in South Africa, have decided to divest from fossil fuel companies citing the call of Pope Francis in his 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”