Blog Archive

Title Date
Christ and a culture of death
Another mass shooting in the US demonstrates a cultural acceptance of power and violence in the name of individual choice
Feb 17, 2018
Valentine's Day, meet Ash Wednesday
The world and the planet need sacrificial love, which is why Ash Wednesday beats out Valentine's Day
Feb 13, 2018
It’s time to be credible champions of Laudato Si’
Catholic eco-advocates should be raising our voices in condemnation of the US Senate's vote in favor of late-term abortions
Jan 29, 2018
Animate your world
Applications are being accepted for the Laudato Si’ Animators program, which helps individuals change the world one community at the time
Jan 24, 2018
Pope Francis challenges the world
The Holy Father’s address to Vatican diplomats integrates global challenges, and thus challenges both the world and political ideologues
Jan 8, 2018
Epiphany and the pope’s eco-address to teachers
Stressing a culture of encounter and integral ecology, Pope Francis explores the very themes at the center of the Magi’s journey to Christ
Jan 5, 2018
Resolutions
I can be a lousy environmentalist. But a new year inspires me to be a better steward of creation.
Jan 1, 2018
The 2017 Top Ten Catholic Eco-Stories
A troubled but active year worldwide offers lessons, warnings, and hope for 2018
Dec 28, 2017
After Bonn, Catholics accelerate climate advocacy
From Pope Francis to US Catholic organizations, the faithful are marching forward with policy demands, concrete steps
Nov 19, 2017
Catholic groups challenge governments on climate change
The Catholic network CIDSE issues a plea to governments to implement the Paris climate agreement
Nov 15, 2017
Bonn, Alaska, and the Gwich’in
International climate talks, U.S. politics have big implications for native Alaskans
Nov 12, 2017
‘There’s too much talk about abortion’
For Catholics, all life issues deserve attention
Nov 2, 2017
Silencing science, silencing life
The troubled release of a scientific report demonstrates how truth and human life suffer from ideological blind spots
Oct 23, 2017
"I have done no more than what was my duty"
Father John Baker, along with one other priest, deacon, and religious sisters, stayed in Key West to minister to souls during and after Irma barreled through
Sep 10, 2017
The Pope and the Patriarch: prayer comes first
A historic joint statement on ecology by Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew kicks off the ecumenical Season of Creation
Sep 1, 2017
“The true revolution comes from silence”
Robert Cardinal Sarah’s “The Power of Silence” has much to offer Catholic eco-advocates
Aug 8, 2017
Sometimes the right answer is ‘no’
Protecting life and the planet means following laws that we may not like
Jul 26, 2017
Eco-reflections for the 15th Sunday
Noted theologian Erin Lothes gives us much to ponder about this Sunday's readings
Jul 16, 2017
A Papal endorsement fires up the faithful
When the Vicar of Christ supports a world-saving cause, you might want to pay attention—and join in.
Jul 13, 2017
The three marks of Catholic ecology
A reminder that Catholics bring something (and Someone) special to eco-advocacy
Jul 12, 2017

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Catholic Ecology posts my regular column in the Rhode Island Catholic, as well as scientific and theological commentary about the latest eco-news, both within and outside of the Catholic Church. What is contained herein is but one person's attempt to teach and defend the Church's teachings - ecological and otherwise. As such, I offer all contents of this blog for approval of the bishops of the Church. It is my hope that nothing herein will lead anyone astray from truth.