Caring for Creation and Preserving Natural Resources

Our duties towards the environment are linked to our duties towards the human person.

Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth, Nos. 48, 51

Environmental stewardship has a moral dimension, particularly in the recognition of the impact that environmental deterioration has on people, families, and the poor.

Protecting vulnerable people from harm should be a driving factor in setting policy to protect the environment and preserve the world’s resources.

To better care for creation and preserve the state’s natural resources, MCC supports:

Foundational Documents

News Releases

  1. Catholic Conference Publishes FOCUS Document, Web Resources to Highlight Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’ Teaching (05/26/20)
  2. Governor’s Budget Applauded for EITC Increase, Yet Cuts to Pro-Life and Nonpublic School Policies Should be Reinstated (03/05/19)
  3. Michigan Catholic Conference Urges ‘No’ Vote on Ballot Question to Legalize Recreational Marijuana (10/02/18)

Additional Resources

  1. The Word from Lansing Column:
    1. Our Plan to Advance the Common Good This Legislative Session (02/03/23)
    2. This Election, Let’s Vote, then Act (10/23/20)
    3. Patience and Persistence: Advocacy Successes in 2019 (01/17/20)
    4. Clean and Affordable Water for All (06/21/19)
    5. Prioritizing the Vulnerable in the State Budget (03/22/19)
  2. Clean and Affordable Water for All (FOCUS Essay, 5/2019)
  3. A Blueprint for the Common Good (FOCUS Essay, 1/2019)
  4. Proposal 1: Say No To Recreational Marijuana (FOCUS Essay, 10/2018)
  5. CST 101: Care for God’s Creation Discussion Guide (8/2017)
  6. Transportation, Community, and the Common Good (FOCUS Essay, 7/2016)
  7. Laudato Si Discussion Guide