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In Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis calls us to join with others to address environmental challenges that face our planet and the people who live on it.  Reflect on—and respond to—Pope Francis’ words with these resources and materials.


Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home invites "every person living on this planet" to dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path.

Here are 5 ways to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation.

  1. Pray with Pope Francis using this Prayer to Care for Our Common Home based on Laudato Si' (en Español)
  2. Learn.  Read Laudato Si’ in English or Spanish.  Study it with others, using this Discussion Guide for small groups (en Español). For children, use this Laudato Si' Activity Book.
  3. Spread the word to others with the Laudato Si’ Bulletin Insert (en Español).
  4. Take action with Catholics Confront Global Poverty to ask our elected officials to support policies that protect the planet, including persons in poverty.
  5. Make changes to your lifestyle to better care for creation. Live simply and make purchasing choices that support ethical and sustainable business practices.

Access more resources on Laudato Si' and the U.S. Catholic bishops work to care for God's creation.