Alaska's Catholic bishops today released a joint statement through the Alaska Catholic Conference responding to the United States Supreme Court decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that redefines the institution of marriage in this country. Alaska Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.
As the leaders of the Catholic Church in Alaska, we welcome with joy and thanksgiving the Holy Father's much-awaited encyclical, "Laudato si: On the Care of Our Common Home", which was made public today in Rome.
As a companion to the encyclical Laudato Si, please find two links. The first is the USCCB page on the Environment and Environmental Justice. There you will find material that expands on themes found in the Holy Father's document.
Additionally is a link to the Catholic Climate Covenant, a USCCB group that is providing opportunities for communities and individuals to actively respond to the Holy Father's encyclical.