In recent years the Church has greatly developed its teaching on Environmental Stewardship and Care for Creation. This page will list resources which express this teaching, from the universal Church, from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and from local sources.
The Universal Church
Pope John Paul II - World Day of Peace 1990 - "Peace with God the Creator, Peace with All Creation"
International Theological Commission - Communion and Stewardship: Human Persons Created in the Image of God (1994) - sections 56 to 61 and 71 to 94
Pope Benedict XVI - Caritas in Veritatae (Love in Truth) 2009 - sections 43 to 52
Pope Benedict XVI - World Day of Peace 2010 - "If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation"
Pope Francis - Encyclical Laudato Sii
Pope Francis - World Day of Prayer for The Care of Creation 2016
New from the USCCB: Caring for God's Creation: Resouces for Liturgy, Preaching and Taking Action
Renewing the Earth - 1991
The Local Community
Updated August 22 2011