Blog Archive

Title Date
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
Laudato Si' at 2: still offering its inconvenient truth
On Corpus Christi, a reminder that Pope Francis's eco-teachings challenge both the right and left
Jun 18, 2017
A leader named Barbara
Changing the world can be as simple as buying bread
Jun 16, 2017
Bishop Stephen Blaire: On faith rising above politics
Speaking hours before President Trump announced a withdrawal of the Paris Climate Accord, Bishop Blaire reflected on the Church’s role in climate, eco issues
Jun 1, 2017
US Bishops to President Trump: Honor the Paris Agreement
Statement issued today in anticipation of the president's stated announcement
Jun 1, 2017
The pope and the president
A reminder of what the church offers the state, and the world
May 30, 2017
Learning from the Left
Overcoming division helps everyone build their better world
May 16, 2017
"Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners"
100 years after Mary's appearance in Fatima, Portugal, her warnings cry out to a world in need of salvation
May 12, 2017
Catholic groups say ‘no’ to fossil fuel investments
Ahead of secular international gatherings, nine Catholics groups announce the largest joint Catholic divestment to date from fossil fuels
May 10, 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.