WHAT WE DO

The Environmental Stewardship Committee recognizes the importance of living sustainably; that is, living in balance with the earth while recognizing the need to share resources with all of God's creatures, including generations not yet born. The committee seeks to foster an ecological conscience, or awareness of one's connection to creation.  

CONTACT

Becky Guhin
Director of Stewardship
574-234-3134, ext. 18
bguhin@stjoeparish.com

    

Resources

Renewing the Earth: An Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching.

-USCCB Pastoral Statement, 1991

Ten Commandments for the Environment: Pope Benedict XVI Speaks Out for Creation and Justice
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Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, 2009

Review of Koenig-Bricker's Ten Commandments for the Environment:
Seasoned author and journalist, Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, skillfully weaves together Pope Benedict's key statements on environmental justice into one volume.  Additionally, she offers commentary that helps to unpack the Ten Commandments for the Environment, which were recently released by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Koenig-Bricker helps us understand an environmentally responsible lifestyle as a moral responsibility to protect the poor, who suffer most when climate change creates a shortage of resources.  With practical, everyday ideas for reducing one's ecological footprint, this book is a must-read for those seeking the inspiration that the Holy Father radiates to a new generation of Catholics. -www.avemariapress.com

    


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