Blog Archive

Title Date
Helping the Church use its land for good, one community at a time
Molly Burhans, a mapper extraordinaire, is gaining international attention for connecting the Church with cutting-edge mapping and land-use planning tools
Nov 12, 2018
Absentee bishops
Analysis: Reasons why Friday’s climate plea did not include representatives of the United States church.
Oct 28, 2018
Bishops: "ambitious and immediate action" needed to avert climate crisis
Signed today, an appeal by six presidents of continental bishops’ conferences calls on government for action weeks before international climate talks
Oct 26, 2018
40 years ago
The papacy of Saint John Paul II brought concern for creation into the Church in bold, new ways
Oct 16, 2018
St. Michael
The devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael came at a critical juncture in US history and in the life of the Church. What can we learn from this alignment?
Oct 13, 2018
Cardinal Müller: “The best protector of the environment … is he who proclaims the Good News that there is survival with God alone.”
In a wide-ranging ordination homily, Cardinal Gerhard Müller highlights the Catholic contribution to eco-protection: sound doctrine and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sep 19, 2018
A stormy Season of Creation
How should Catholic eco-advocates respond as the US sexual abuse crisis reaches Rome, dampens eco-enthusiasm?
Sep 10, 2018
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

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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.