Blog Archive

Title Date
Mercy and marches in the Easter Season
Winding up the Octave of Easter with the Feast of Divine Mercy—and Earth Day
Apr 21, 2017
Ecology and the Cross
There is no Easter without Good Friday, no ecological conversion without the Cross.
Apr 13, 2017
Pope Francis: The purpose of science is to serve
The Holy Father continues a series of addresses that continue the themes of Laudato Si'
Apr 11, 2017
Pope Francis: What is Integral Human Development?
The Holy Father offered a beautiful catechesis today on what it means to be human
Apr 4, 2017
Trump’s executive order: proving Pope Francis right
Laudato Si’ has a lot to say about President Trump’s nod to fossil fuels. But maybe not the way we're thinking.
Mar 28, 2017
World Water Day: a matter of faith
The Church and the world stop to ponder, celebrate, and worry over the waters of our world
Mar 21, 2017
The case for just transitions
For Catholics, protecting workers, families is critical when transitioning to renewable energy
Mar 16, 2017
The eco-pope at year four
Pope Francis has supercharged his predecessor’s eco-teachings, but not everyone is on board
Mar 14, 2017
Kicking off #Mercy2Earth
The convergence of Divine Mercy Sunday and Earth Day weekend offers much to ponder and pray for this Lent
Mar 2, 2017
A Lenten fast, from carbon and from pride
Our eco-inspired Lenten practices can save souls and eco systems
Feb 28, 2017
The Vatican dives into the vital work of clean water
A two-day conference reminds us that safe water and sanitation is essential for life, peace
Feb 24, 2017
A Church divided
Recent eco statements by US bishops, and their reception, highlight divisions in the Church
Feb 21, 2017
The troublesome rejection of a Monopoly token
Reusing and repairing takes a hit from a new generation of Monopoly fans that have rejected the thimble
Feb 18, 2017
Reconsidering "the essence and foundation of reality"
The General Secretary of the Laudato Si’ International Institute for the Care of Creation unpacks vital visions for Catholic ecology
Feb 8, 2017
The pope's shout out
Pope Francis applauds the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and all those who labor to protect creation
Feb 1, 2017
A call to eco advocates: trust in God's grace, with the help of Mary Jan 26, 2017
Celebrating a Year of Creation in the Green Mountain State
The Diocese of Burlington has begun a year of incorporating creation into the life of a local church
Jan 21, 2017
Petitioning Trump
With help from the Catholic Climate Covenant, you can tell the President-elect to take climate change seriously
Jan 12, 2017
Instituting Laudato Si’
Spain’s Diocese of Granada is now home to the Laudato Si’ Institute for the Care of Creation
Jan 10, 2017
The humility of the Epiphany
A better world will always require self-sacrifice
Jan 6, 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.