Conference primes US church for bolder responses to Laudato Si’, climate change
By Brian Roewe
July 19, 2021
For three days in online spaces and forums, thousands of Catholics looked to prime the U.S. church for a fuller-throated response to climate change and Pope Francis’ invitation to become a central component in the global response to the ecological challenges facing the world.
More than 2,600 people registered for the virtual “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church” conference, the second of three co-organized by Catholic Climate Covenant and Creighton University to amplify the country’s response to Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” The first gathering took place in 2019 on the Jesuit campus in Omaha, Nebraska, and the final is set for 2023.