John and Shane are joined this week by Jane Mellet (Trocaire) and Rose O'Connor (Limerick diocese) to hear about the on going journey answering the call of Pope Francis in his 2015 encyclical "Laudato Si - Care for our common home". We hear about up coming events and resources for Catholics and how ordinary people of faith can get involved to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Rose takes us through what has been happening in the diocese over the last few months and the work in the background including the announcement by Bishop Brendan for the diocese to divest itself of investments connected with the fossil fuel industry.
Pope Francis declared the Season of Creation to be part of our liturgical calendar a few years ago. The season begins on 1st September with a World Day of Prayer for the Earth and ends on the Feast of St Francis in early October. It is such a special time but can get lost in the rush back to school and office. This year its especially important so the Bishops Conference are sharing resources from the end of July
The theme of Season of Creation 2021 will be Restoring our Common Home. Resources will be available from the Irish Bishops Conference and Trocaire websites at the end of July and we will also bring Rose back on the programme to let people know what will be happening in Limerick diocese.
UN Conferences. There are two especially important UN conferences coming up and Catholics all over the world are being asked to engage. Please go to https://thecatholicpetition.org/ to read more and begin to invite family, friends and parishioners to read and sign too. We are hoping that Pope Francis will attend COP26, and we would like him to have millions of signatures to hand over, from Catholics all over the world, calling for climate justice today!! We need your help for that to become a reality!