2018 looks to be one of the hottest years in recorded history.  When we observe the devastation of the wildfires, the tragedy of burned homes and lost lives,  are not our consciences stirred to make the changes necessary to combat the human causes which produce or aggravate climate warming.  cf. Laudato Si # 23.

Pope Francis has said it well: “Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods.”. Laudato Si # 25
To weaken environmental regulations is to be morally irresponsible.  To ignore or refuse to face global warming contributes to the destruction of the earth and to the degradation of the human family. Our moral tradition recognizes what we call sins of omission.
Let us remain determined and not give up hope that we can make a difference by our own behavior, by working together and by supporting the mobilization of all nations to preserve and protect our home on this earth for future generations.
We honor, reverence and respect all creation which has been entrusted to us by God the Creator of the universe.

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