It has been 50 days since the BP oil spill disaster began, and it seems that it will take months to end the spill and years, even decades, for the Gulf to heal from this tragedy. As Catholics we are called to be stewards of creation, yet in the face of such an overwhelming catastrophe we can become paralyzed. So I believe it is fitting to remember that today (June 8) is the second-annual World Oceans Day. The Oceans Project began to raise awareness of the importance of conserving our oceans, a goal that seems most appropriate this year. The project’s Web site offers numerous ways that people can take action to protect the oceans of the world. I may not be able to go to the Gulf and clean oil off of the animals or clear the beach shores, but at least celebrating this day and telling others about it can give all of us a way to live out our stewardship. Wear blue and tell two!
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