Blog Archive

Title Date
Listening to the message of nature in times of pandemic
Guest post by Michael Dominic Taylor, PhD. on lessons from the "suffering and storms of life"
May 13, 2020
"We turn our backs on death"
Pope Francis offers much-needed reminders in his homily for the Easter Vigil, 2020
Apr 11, 2020
"The King sleeps"
In an annual tradition, Catholic Ecology posts this ancient homily for Holy Saturday.
Apr 11, 2020
“New lifestyles”
What our pontiffs have been calling for is being discovered as our world slows, reflects on the value and basics of life
Mar 28, 2020
Nurturing healthy ecosystems with Mary Gardens
Contributor Kat Hoenke explains how big or small yards, or even an apartment patio, can make a big difference in caring for our common home
Mar 17, 2020
Caring for our global home benefits from a love of our first ones
Mar 14, 2020
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


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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.