The Association of Pittsburgh Priests and Pathways to Lay Leadership
invite you to an evening with
Dan Misleh
Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant

“The Climate Crisis: How Should the Church Respond?”

7:00 pm, Thursday, July 16, 2020, on Zoom

Amidst a global pandemic, systemic racism and an election year, the climate crisis has faded to the background. Calls to “build back better” have significant social, economic and political ramifications including for addressing climate change. The Catholic community — as do all faith groups — has a significant role to play. Come and learn what that might be!”

To register, click on  or copy and paste this link into your computer browser. Then click on Register Now, and, when on the RSVP page, scroll down to enter the number of persons attending at your location (very important). That will allow you to fill in your information. When you finish entering the number of people, click on Checkout now.  You will then receive an email with the Zoom ID Number. Please save the number. You will need it when you log in on July 16, and it will help during the talk to allocate people to small groups.

If you missed the lecture and discussion by Dr. Megan McKenna, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, titled “Repairing One’s Soul …Repairing the World,” you can view at the following link: Video of Megan McKenna Lecture and Discussion  Megan, renowned theologian, storyteller, and prolific author, shared the topic of Tikkum Olam, a Jewish concept which involves repairing one’s soul, as well as repairing the world.  It was “balm for the spirit” in these challenging times.

A Gathering of CCOC members occurred in January, 2020. Over 80 CCOC members participated in the all-day event. There was time to discuss the current state of the diocese, parishes, and CCOC, identify priorities of needs within each of them, and consider planning initiatives and actions for 2020.  The pandemic we are experiencing has slowed some of the initiatives, but not the enthusiasm for them!  You are encouraged to read the Notes from the Gathering which captures the Spirit that was in our midst that day.

If you are interested in having members of CCOC come to talk with members of your parish, or just you and a group of friends, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you if we coordinate doing so while social distancing. Register on the Contact Us page, and share information about what you have in mind in the Comments section of the registration. If you would like to talk to a CCOC member about a meeting, tell us that, too!