Catholic action on climate issue must continue, advocates say

By Chris Herlinger
September 28, 2023

With a busy week of marches, workshops and a one-day United Nations summit behind them, sisters and other Catholic environmental activists say they must continue and expand their work to increase public pressure for change on climate action.

“Action and accountability are what we need to aim at,” said Sr. Cynthia Mathew, who represents the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Loretto at the United Nations and was one of dozens of Catholic sisters and activists who attended a major Sept. 17 climate march in Manhattan calling on countries to end their dependence on fossil fuels.

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