Blog Archive

Title Date
Scandal, sexual abuse, and integral ecology: everything is connected
Catholic eco-advocates must address recent abuse scandals in the United States and across the globe
Aug 16, 2018
Interfaith Oceans goes live
A new web resource is inspiring the world to take action for our common oceans
Jul 30, 2018
Humanae Vitae: The foundation and companion of Laudato Si'
On this Golden Anniversary of Paul VI's prophetic encyclical, Catholic eco-advocates must reaffirm and teach Humanae Vitae
Jul 25, 2018
A sci-fi novel about faith, eco-choices
Guest post: A Printer's Choice uses a unique medium to ask tough questions about saving life on Earth
Jul 18, 2018
Why I’m not cheering Ireland’s disinvestment
Catholic eco-advocates have an opportunity to build consensus with their more conservative brothers and sisters.
Jul 13, 2018
In Rome gathering, Laudato Si’ urged to become action
Some five-hundred participants attend Vatican conference devoted to implementing goals of the three-year-old eco-encyclical
Jul 6, 2018
On the three-year anniversary of Laudato Si’: U.S. bishops, Catholic leaders affirm “We are still in” Paris Accord
Nearly 600 U.S. Catholic institutions sign the Catholic Climate Declaration, which affirms the Paris Agreement
Jun 18, 2018
Good, evil were hiding in last week’s first reading
The latest Catholic Ecology in the Rhode Island Catholic offers a little catechesis on a very important book of the bible
Jun 14, 2018
Pope to big oil: "Civilization requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilization!"
The Holy Father's address is part plea, part lecture, and all heart
Jun 9, 2018
Pope Francis to the Patriarch: the ecological crisis is "rooted in the human heart"
A brotherly message to His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople voices a shared concern for creation, all people
Jun 7, 2018
(My) US Senator warns Pope Francis: “the oil industry is duplicitous”
In a heartfelt letter to the Holy Father, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) urges caution for an upcoming Vatican meeting with fossil fuel industry representatives.
Jun 6, 2018
Water for the needy, in memory of a mom
Fr. Joseph Mungai of Kenya is raising funds for a well in his home village to honor his beloved mom, Lucy Nungari Mungai.
May 28, 2018
Choosing death in Ireland
In legalizing abortion, Ireland’s voters overwhelmingly support a culture of domination
May 25, 2018
Thou shalt renew the face of the earth
An ancient prayer to the Holy Spirit brings lessons for anyone working to protect the created order
May 19, 2018
Three steps to a greener parish
Saving souls will always be the first duty of parish life, which we can do while taking steps to save our corners of creation
May 14, 2018
Announcing "A Printer's Choice"
Set in an age reeling from eco-crises, the novel tells a story of faith, the future, and the power of free will
May 1, 2018
Integral Alfie
The death of Alfie Evans is a terrible reminder that if we’re serious about integral ecology we should be championing life in a unified fashion
Apr 28, 2018
Clearing the air
With the announcement this week of big Catholic institutions divesting from fossil fuels, people are taking notice
Apr 24, 2018
When Earth Day falls on Good Shepherd Sunday
Today's readings come with pretty powerful messages about saving the world
Apr 22, 2018
“Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.”
Sooner or later, we Catholic ecologists must decide where our loyalties lie.
Mar 30, 2018

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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.