"Finding ways to serve our sisters and brothers as we care for our common home is a rewarding challenge for us all."
-Sister Donna Markham
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sí. Recently, I have had occasion to witness the work our Catholic Charities agencies have undertaken across the country to move toward renewable energy sources. You will see some of the projects highlighted in this edition of our magazine. Furthermore, I am delighted to share with you that CCUSA has reached an agreement with Constellation Energy to move our national office to 100% renewable energy, effective February 2020. While saving the planet, not saving money, was our primary goal, we are very pleased with this arrangement as it will actually result in cost savings. Additionally, CCUSA is moving toward a “plastic-free” work environment.
The many efforts undertaken by Catholic Charities across the country attest to our participation in the “exercise of charity” to which Pope Francis calls us. Finding ways to serve our sisters and brothers as we care for our common home is a rewarding challenge for us all.
Finally, in the spirit of conservation of Earth’s resources, we have made the decision to move toward digital publication of our quarterly magazine. This will be our final hardcopy edition. Upcoming issues will be available through our website and will be expanded to contain more interactive video content.
Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD
President & CEO