Press Room

The following Press Clips highlight the work of Earth Ministry or include quotes from our staff and members.

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Grays Harbor: "First oil hearing garners large opposition"

People power dominated the first public hearing on the proposed oil holding facilities in Grays Harbor County. Earth Ministry staff and members attended this hearing to represent moral concerns about the poor stewardship of these dangerous projects. Outreach Coordinator, Jessica Zimmerle, is quoted below. By Kyle MittanThe…
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Pope Francis Visits the USA

In his first ever visit to the United States of America, Pope Francis repeatedly emphasized the need to care for our common home. The Holy Father was welcomed at the White House, to the United Nations, and made history by speaking to the US Congress. In…
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Pope Francis Speaks to the UN

Pope Francis Speaks to the United NationsSeptember 25, 2015 Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations. In my…
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Pope Francis' Address to Congress

Pope Francis’ Address to the United States CongressSeptember 24, 2015 Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I…
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Pope Francis Speaks at the White House

Pope Francis at the White HouseSeptember 23, 2015 Mr President, I am deeply grateful for your welcome in the name of all Americans. As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by…
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Pope Francis, science and government are reframing climate change

Earth Ministry collaborated with Physicians for Social Responsibility to publish this OpEd by Father Stephen Sundborg, President of Seattle University, and Dr. Howard Frumpkin, Dean of the UW School of Public Health, which combines the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and the…
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KOUW: “Pope's Alarm Bell On Climate Change Heard In Puget Sound”

Local NPR interview with Earth Ministry’s Jessie Dye speaking about the faith community’s role in protecting the “Thin Green Line” of the Northwest from fossil fuel projects, and the Pope’s encyclical and climate change. It also featured audio of Fr. Jack Walmseley giving a tour…
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West Seattle Blog: “Thursday: Our Lady of Guadalupe to host Seattle-wide follow-up to Pope’s environmental encyclical”

Full detailed coverage of the encyclical celebration at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. [The WS Blog reported the number of attendees who showed up early for a tour of the church’s green buildings, solar panels, and gardens (150) as opposed to the total number that…
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THURSDAY: Our Lady of Guadalupe to host Seattle-wide followup to Pope’s environmental encyclical

Pre-encyclical release event announcement for the celebration at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. West Seattle Blog June 17, 2015 Tomorrow, worldwide news will be made by a major statement expected from Pope Francis, about the environment and climate change (some of it’s already been leaked). Then…
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National Catholic Reporter: “Seattle Catholics plan encyclical related event tomorrow evening”

This national publication picked up Earth Ministry’s press release and published a pre-event article the day before the encyclical release celebration at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. By Dan Morris-YoungJun. 17, 2015 Seattle – Noting that Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment has specific application…
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