Blog Archive

Title Date
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
Pope Francis on “Mining for the Common Good”
A three-day gathering at the Vatican sought to offer the depths of the Gospel to the mining industry
May 3, 2019
Earth Day musings on water, life, and the Catholic take on ecology
The Diocese of Providence taps yours truly for a video segment on Catholic Ecology.
Apr 22, 2019
One post, years of Holy Week reflections
The events and liturgies of Holy Week have been a source for many posts over the years.
Apr 16, 2019
Nature and the Mass
We seem to have forgotten that the sacramental nature of our faith innately celebrates and heals all creation
Apr 7, 2019
On World Water Day: Austrian Bishops’ Conference announces divestment from fossil fuels
Divestment decision marks an acceleration in the momentum around climate action
Mar 22, 2019
Pro-ecology leaders can't support abortion
My March 2019 Rhode Island Catholic column unpacks two big reasons why ecologists cannot champion abortion
Mar 14, 2019
A reason for hope
A special eco-leader post: In Laudato Si', Victor Cid finds inspiration to care for God’s creation and to face his battle with leukemia.
Mar 13, 2019
A Lenten gift from the Minnesota Catholic Conference
Just in time for Lenten reading, the public policy arm of the Minnesotan Catholic Church has issued an excellent pastoral examination of all things ecology.
Mar 6, 2019
Awaiting in expectation
Pope Francis's 2019 Lenten message calls to mind creation's place in salvation history
Feb 28, 2019
Saving monarchs: The Saint Kateri Conservation Center seeks help from California Catholics
A guest post by Bill Jacobs and Kathleen Hoenke of the Saint Kateri Conservation Center urges Catholics in California and elsewhere to encourage butterfly habitat at home.
Jan 21, 2019
In Ecuador, it’s a fight for (all) life
With their demands against the decriminalization of abortion, Catholic eco-advocates in Ecuador are demonstrating that we can fight for both human life and creation
Jan 16, 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.