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January Theme: Ecological Crisis

"My prayer is that the good God may establish His absolute reign in your heart and in the hearts of all." ~St. Julie Billiart

Jan 2016 iconThe NDVS monthly theme for January is the Ecological Crisis. Pope Francis focuses on this theme in Chapter 3 of Laudato Si'.

Laudato Si' Bulletin Insert
NCR Chapter 3 Reflection

This link focuses on the causes of the ecological crisis and to consider changes (actions)...

Resources on the theme can be found on Notre Dame Online.

Monthly Calendar

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January 3-9: National Migration Week
January 6: Feast of the Epiphany
January 11: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
January 18: Martin Luther King Day observed


History from the US Catholic Bishops Conference...

RENEWING THEN EARTH.... An Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching -- A Pastoral Statement of the United States Catholic Conference (November 14, 1991)

Faced with the widespread destruction of the environment, people everywhere are coming to understand that we cannot continue to use the goods of the earth as we have in the past. . . . [A] new ecological awareness is beginning to emerge. . . . The ecological crisis is a moral issue. --Pope John Paul II, The Ecological Crisis: A Common Responsibility, nos. 1, 15, December 8, 1989