Reverence for the Creator present and active in nature may serve as ground for environmental responsibility. “For the very plants and animals, mountains and oceans, which in their loveliness and sublimity lift our minds to God, by their fragility and perishing likewise cry out, ‘We have not made ourselves.’  God brings them into being and sustains them in existence.  It is to the Creator of the universe, then, that we are accountable for what we do or fail to do to preserve and care for the Earth and all its creatures….  Dwelling in the presence of God, we begin to experience ourselves as part of Creation, as stewards within it, not separate from it.” – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Renewing the Earth

The Catholic Coaliton on Climate Change