Thursday, December 15, 2016

Parish ‘green teams’ grew in 2016

Only eight months after the Archdiocese of San Francisco launched a major “Laudato Si’” initiative on April 23 at the urging of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, several parishes have taken steps to heed what Pope Francis called in his encyclical “the cry of the earth, the cry of the poor.” “We are beginning to find local actions that respond to Pope Francis’ call,” said Stephen Miller, chair of the St. Teresa of Avila Parish “green team” and a member of the archdiocese’s Care for Creation Council. Catholic San Francisco reached out to members of each parish “green team” with a letter on Dec. 1 asking for detailed reports of their progress this year. Following is a summary of the efforts available to the paper as we went to press on Dec. 12...more

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