Catholic environmental movement adopts new name in push to inspire action
By Dennis Sadowski
July 30, 2021
CLEVELAND — The Global Catholic Climate Movement is now known as the Laudato Si’ Movement.
Movement leaders explained during a livestreamed program July 29 that the change better reflects the work of the six-year-old worldwide network and its connection to prayerful action on environmental protection and climate change.
The organization’s new name incorporates the Franciscan phrase Laudato Si’, which is Italian for “praised be to you,” and forms the basis of Pope Francis’ message in his 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”