PEACE WITH GOD THE CREATOR, PEACE WITH ALL OF CREATION: Pope John Paul II's 1990 World Day for Peace message
In this document, Pope John Paul II reminds Christians of the due
respect for nature and respect for life concerning environmental issues. He states some of the conditions in
our "ecological crisis", and relates them to societies selfish attempts to advance science and technology, economics and other
material reasons. He cites scriptural references to reaffirm the moral teachings, such as in Genesis, during creation, "God
saw that it was good."
COMPANIONS IN CREATION: A 1991 pastoral statement of the Catholic bishops of Florida.
In this document, the authors state that all creation is of God,
and is therefor good, in reference to Genesis. According to scriptures, humans are called to have "dominion over all living
things." This is a responsibility of every human and should not be exploited.
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE:A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good 2001. Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops
In this document, the authors focus on the environmental issues
surrounding recent climate changes. They call for prudence, "intelligence applied to our actions," and thus support the funding
of scientific research in this area. They cite Catholic social teachings such as striving for the common good, responsibility,
concern for future generations, and promoting the "flourishing of all human life."