Blog Archive

Title Date
Christianity’s most important political contribution is proclaiming the truth that we are made in the image of a God who is pure love and relationship.
Feb 20, 2021
Poll: Majority of US Catholics support responding to climate change, eco issues
Findings released today on the Feast of St. John Paul II may spell bad news for politicians with a reputation of downplaying environmental protection
Oct 22, 2020
Fratelli Tutti:  Two unexpected takeaways for Catholic Ecologists
The Holy Father’s sweeping encyclical on human relationships is arguably Pope Francis’s most personal treatise to date.
Oct 4, 2020
Pope Francis 2020: On Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti
Leading up to his latest encyclical, in recent weeks Pope Francis has stressed the relational nature of humanity in statements on creation, COVID-19, and care for the least among us.
Sep 30, 2020
The primacy of the person and other lessons from Michael Crichton’s "Next"
Contributor Eleanor Carrano combines faith and reason in her review of Crichton's thriller "Next," a novel exploring the ethics of genetic engineering
Jun 29, 2020
Listening to the message of nature in times of pandemic
Guest post by Michael Dominic Taylor, PhD. on lessons from the "suffering and storms of life"
May 13, 2020
"We turn our backs on death"
Pope Francis offers much-needed reminders in his homily for the Easter Vigil, 2020
Apr 11, 2020
"The King sleeps"
In an annual tradition, Catholic Ecology posts this ancient homily for Holy Saturday.
Apr 11, 2020
“New lifestyles”
What our pontiffs have been calling for is being discovered as our world slows, reflects on the value and basics of life
Mar 28, 2020
Nurturing healthy ecosystems with Mary Gardens
Contributor Kat Hoenke explains how big or small yards, or even an apartment patio, can make a big difference in caring for our common home
Mar 17, 2020
Caring for our global home benefits from a love of our first ones
Mar 14, 2020
Guest post: Small changes for a sustainable future
Genesis 2:15 tells us that “The LORD God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it." But how can we help to do that?
Feb 10, 2020
Life and politics
Catholics (should) bring a clarity and integrity to the fight for life that political extremes don't
Jan 22, 2020
A prayer for Australia
As fires scorch a continent, there's work for us all. Including prayer.
Jan 8, 2020
Lessons for a new year Dec 30, 2019
Pope Francis kicks off Season of Creation
The Holy Father calls special attention to the Season of Creation in Sunday Angelus
Sep 1, 2019
Laudato Si', four years later
In a message to the scientific community, Cardinal Peter Turkson both acknowledges hope and seeks "an intervention"
May 29, 2019
Camosy’s “Throwaway Culture” is a keeper
“Resisting Throwaway Culture: How a Consistent Life Ethic Can Unite a Fractured People” should be on every Catholic’s summer reading list.
May 16, 2019
Celebrating life, natural law on a family farm
“The Biggest Little Farm” documents truths rarely offered on the big screen—and does so beautifully
May 12, 2019
Building a real, winning Green New Deal
Dedicated eco-advocates—especially we Catholic ecologists—should be worried about the ongoing political drama surrounding the Green New Deal.
May 5, 2019


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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.