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July 29, 2019, Omaha, Nebraska – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, brought a recent conference, “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church” to a close June 29, 2019, with a special challenge to all who care about Earth: “tell stories that invite others to enter into an experience of wanting to become involved in protecting creation and our ecological world.” Sister Patricia, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, was the closing keynote speaker at the conference, sponsored and hosted by Creighton University in Omaha and co-sponsored by Catholic Climate Covenant. The conference aimed to show Catholics and Catholic organizations how to live out Laudato Si’, a recent pastoral letter by Pope Francis on caring for Earth, our Common Home.
Read the full article, written by Brian Roewe and published by the National Catholic Reporter.
May 28, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – In response to recent concerns about the quality of water in Lenawee County, Michigan, Pam Taylor of Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan gave a presentation on water quality May 14 at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Pam spoke of various practices that can affect the safety and quality of water, such as the use of concentrated animal feeding operations and fertilizers and encouraged local citizens to be advocates for clean, safe water. Read the full article in The Daily Telegram and watch the presentation.