Church Teaching

Care for creation is one of the seven major themes of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). CST guides us to understand that the ways we treat the Earth, all forms of life, and the Earth’s resources reflect the way we feel about God.

Catholic Social Teaching uses the phrase, “Stewardship of creation.” This means that we are not to take it for granted. Instead, we are to be caretakers of the Earth and its resources. creation was given by God to all, and it is our responsibility to share, care, and use only what we need.

Want to know more? Watch this video about Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Care for Our Common Home.