One post, years of Holy Week reflections

The events and liturgies of Holy Week have been a source for many posts over the years.

The great week of Holy Week is upon us—a time like no other, especially this year, with the fires of Notre Dame in Paris, and the miraculous survival of so much of its structure and so many of its priceless and sacred belongings. These events alone remind us of God’s saving power in our fallen world.

Over the years, I’ve posted often on the elements of Holy Week. Now it makes sense to share them all in one spot. So, here you go: a one-stop post for some of the more popular reflections on the eco-connections with this most wonderful and holy time.

And, what better day to do this than on the birthday of Benedict XVI—the "Green Pope!"

May God bless you and yours this week, and may your Easter Triduum be a time of special graces for you and yours—and for the whole world.

Holy Week

Lessons from Holy Week (2015)

Ecology and the Eucharist (2016)

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday: "The gravitational force of God" (2011)

Palm Sunday: Why Catholic ecologists aren’t revolutionaries (2012)

Holy Thursday

B16: In the garden with Our Lord (2011)

Holy Thursday: This rich gift, this fruit of the earth (2012)

Holy Thursday and the "pro-creation" eucharistic Church (2013)

Good Friday

Is it really Good Friday versus Earth Day? (2011)

Good Friday: What we do with truth (2012)

Good Friday and the reality of regret (2013)

Ecology and the Cross (2017)

“Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.” (2018)

Holy Saturday

Easter's Vigil: Many flames divided, yet never dimmed (2012)

"The King sleeps ... and the underworld has trembled" (2015)


Is Easter pagan? (2011)

Nature and Resurrection: "Have you anything here to eat?" (2012)

Easter's truth: "there are no situations which God cannot change" (2013)

The silence—and newness—of Easter (2014)

Mercy and the Marches of Easter (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.