Our Dear Bishop Blaire
As many of you know, Bishop Emeritus Stephen E. Blaire cared deeply about the environment. Within the California Catholic Conference, Bishop Blaire served as the Chairman for the Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental Stewardship. This committee was a driving force behind the California Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Statement, “God Calls Us All to Care for Our Common Home,” released yesterday, June 18, 2019, on the fourth anniversary of Laudato Si’: “On Care for Our Common Home.”
Attached you will find a complete Pastoral Statement as well as a summary document in both English and Spanish. Bishop Blaire will be remembered for many things. His work and dedication for the care of the environment as expressed in this statement will certainly be among them.