We have heard very little from the clergy about Pope Francis’ teaching in “Laudato Si’” and the moral mandate to act in defense of all vulnerable life on Earth now and in the future.

In our parish (St. Thomas More in Eugene) the laity, with the approval of our pastor, have taken the initiative, meeting regularly for more than four years to study the encyclical, to pray together and to promote positive action among parishioners. 

We are eager to join our efforts with those of other Catholic faith communities and schools in our vicariate and throughout the archdiocese. We can be found on our website: St Thomas More Catholic Newman Center, under “Get involved.”

Anne Krush, Cottage Grove

Sidney Baum, Eugene

Lucy White, Eugene

Chuck Kennedy, Deadwood

Marcia Hafner, Eugene

Paul Atkinson, Eugene

Trudie Atkinson, Springfield