Listen to Sen McDonagh, Columban Priest, writer and environmental activist explain why climate change should be so important to the church.

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In this podcast Sen McDonagh explains that the recent Bishops’ pastoral - Cry of the Earth – is very timely in terms of Advent and the United Nations Climate Change Conference coming up in early December.

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The Cry of the Earth

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The Cry of the Earth Pastoral popular version

Trocaire postcard which contains a prayer for creation and outlines how everyone can make a difference to the global issue of climate change.

Father Sen McDonagh, a contributor to The Cry of the Earth, said at the launch

The Cry of the Earth is an attempt by the Irish Bishops to respond to the challenge of climate change by drawing on the wisdom of contemporary science and our faith tradition which is rooted in the Bible and the witness of the Church down through the ages. The Cry of the Earth marries science, good theology, prayer and action. It calls for an ecological conversion from everyone, especially in the way we used fossil fuel. This is a timely challenge one month before the Copenhagen Conference.