Syracuse Catholic parish wins national environmental prize

By Camillo Barone
March 19, 2024

When Kathy Gosh and Marijane Reilly founded the Caring For Our Common Home Task Force at All Saints Church in Syracuse, New York, in 2015, they could never have imagined that their group would win multiple grants and awards. It all began after Pope Francis in 2015 published his encyclical about environmental care, “Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home,” and their activism gradually grew over the years.

“When he came out with this as one of his first things, I thought that was just so powerful. I was terribly excited,” said Kathy Gosh, 75. “I just had hope. It kind of gave me a sense of hope that we could help prevent the damage we were doing.”

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