Catholic church hosts talk on climate

You may not know this, but the Roman Catholic Church has its own approach to climate change.
Tom Jackson
Nov 10, 2013


Don’t take our word for it. Ask the pope. Or, ask the members of the Social Concerns Team at St. Peter Catholic Church in Huron, where a Nov. 12 program will explore the issue.

The program is “Melting Ice, Mending Creation: A Catholic Approach to Climate Change.”

“The pope, Pope Francis, is behind this,” said Karen Giaco, a member of the Social Concerns Team at the church.    The pope has asked Catholic churches to educate as many people as possible about the effects of everyone’s carbon footprint on the planet, Giaco said.

“The biggest part of this is that the poor and the most vulnerable are going to be affected the hardest,” she said. “Everybody needs to make a change.”

A church PowerPoint presentation will be given, and Giaco will share information on recycling and energy conservation.

“Our local church decided to present it to our community,” she said. “We have invited all of the local Catholic churches as well as all of the other local churches.”

Information on the Catholic Church’s efforts on climate change is available at catholicclimatecovenant. org. Individuals, schools, parishes and organizations are invited to visit the site and take the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor.

The Social Concerns group at the church has been active for many years, Giaco said. Aside from presenting programs, it carries out useful work such as supporting a local food pantry and conducting a coat drive and a school supplies drive.

Want to go?
Program on climate change.
• WHERE: St. Peters Catholic Church Gathering Space, 430 Main St., Huron.
• WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
• MORE: Everyone is welcome to attend, not just members of the Catholic Church.


The Big Dog's back

The current Pope seems to be in the 21st century. Still waiting for the right wingnuts though.

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The Big Dog's back
Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:21pm
“Try watching Ancient Aliens, you might learn something.”

@ Big Dip – Stick with your evidence-free idiocy about how human history has been molded by extra-terrestrial visitors. You know, the one that requires faith…


"Actually a bunch (of) Stone Age right wingnuts wrote the Old Testament."

- brutus smith, aka Big Dog Sept. 10, 2010

“I give you religious realities.”

- brutus smith, aka Big Dog Nov. 26, 2010


It's all a fairy tale anyway -- right Contango ?


Re: "fairey (sp) tale"?


--- right Contango ?

Pterocarya frax...

This could make allegedly devout Catholic, Sean Hannity's head explode. In 2009 he said:

“The debate’s over. There’s no global warming.”


Hmmm , very interesting.


Hehehehe. I always have to chuckle when I hear anyone from the anti-science, anti-education party comment on anything related to those topics...


I always laugh when those who worship Obama comment about religion, After all they bought the line "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth."
Your credibility as a rational human card has expired.


Thanks to the obstructionism of the Repubs and Teatards , our image has been damaged.
Your "Stooge for the GOP" card has been renewed.

Ned Mandingo

So let me get this straight, a weird guy who wears Prada shoes, funny costumes and a big hat has decided it's ok for us common folk to discuss global warming. The pope should stick to covering up sexual assaults, telling fairy tails, and dressing like a drag queen.
Normal people who listen to science all ready know that Ten thousand years ago sandusky was under a mile thick glacier so obviously the planet has been warming for quite some time. Has the Industrial Age advanced the process? Maybe. That doesn't mean we should pay Al Gore and his criminal friends a carbon tax.


I believe that the article is about a presentation being given to show how each of us can contribute.

Don't want to go? Don't.


"I ain't a Christian." pdb - Methinks you are a commie ***.


Me too.

Peninsula Pundit

'“The biggest part of this is that the poor and the most vulnerable are going to be affected the hardest,” she said.'
Helping the poor and most vulnerable in society?
We all know the regulars on this board don't give a tinker's damn about the less fortunate. They're only in it for themselves and business.
I guess that's why none of the comments actually address the article.


This "Social Concerns" group are the same people that believe that all conflicts can be resolved by talk (negotiations). If they had the slightest idea of history they would know better, but they don't. Some people just don't have enough to do.
Side note: twenty years ago the big thing was "global cooling". I remember a few series on television showing N.Y. buried in snow and the Hudson River frozen solid. Preparations were considered to expand our southern ports to replace N.Y. etc. People are led by their noses from one BS fad to another.


Next program:

"A Catholic Approach to Auto Repair."


Can't WAIT! I'll put it right next to my copy of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance!"


Re: "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"

Great book!

Dr. Information

We only have a short time frame of reliable data. The rest is just speculation. That is the solid most important fact.

You simply cannot win with the "climate change" group. To cold, to hot, to dry, to wet, its all global warming.


Some things to ponder:

When did time begin?

The "Big Bang Theory" had a beginning but where did all of the matter come from?

Earth's sun is a star and in time the sun will burn out and end like other stars.

The sun brings life to plants and warms the Earth through infrared light radiation. Some catastrophic event like multiple volcanoes or a giant asteroid hitting Earth would block the warming infrared light radiation from the sun.

Too many things to ponder but another "Ice Age" could be in the future of Earth.
"Absolute zero is also precisely equivalent to; 0 degrees R on the Rankine scale (also a thermodynamic temperature scale); and –459.67 degrees F on the Fahrenheit scale."

Didn't Ohio have a very cool summer?