God calls us to care about the poor, climate

Millennial co-founder Christopher Hale has a new article in NCR. He writes:

With climate change, “man has slapped God in the face,” the pope said. “We have taken possession of nature and Mother Earth. God always forgives; we men sometimes forgive; but nature never forgives. I believe that man has gone a bit too far. Thank God that today, many, many people are talking about it.”

Francis also expressed frustration with the global community’s lack of progress on this issue. Scolding a universal “lack of courage,” Francis says he will tell the global community to take stronger action on climate change when he travels to Paris in November to address an international conference on environmental justice. In order to lift up the topic before his November address, Pope Francis will publish an encyclical this summer wholly dedicated to protection of the environment.

The full article can be read here.