Blog Archive

Title Date
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
Thou shalt renew the face of the earth
An ancient prayer to the Holy Spirit brings lessons for anyone working to protect the created order
May 19, 2018
Three steps to a greener parish
Saving souls will always be the first duty of parish life, which we can do while taking steps to save our corners of creation
May 14, 2018
Announcing "A Printer's Choice"
Set in an age reeling from eco-crises, the novel tells a story of faith, the future, and the power of free will
May 1, 2018
Integral Alfie
The death of Alfie Evans is a terrible reminder that if we’re serious about integral ecology we should be championing life in a unified fashion
Apr 28, 2018
Clearing the air
With the announcement this week of big Catholic institutions divesting from fossil fuels, people are taking notice
Apr 24, 2018
When Earth Day falls on Good Shepherd Sunday
Today's readings come with pretty powerful messages about saving the world
Apr 22, 2018
“Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.”
Sooner or later, we Catholic ecologists must decide where our loyalties lie.
Mar 30, 2018
Pope Francis: continuity at five years and counting
Four reasons why the current Successor of Saint Peter, like his predecessor, cannot be constrained by ideological worldviews
Mar 13, 2018
Christ and a culture of death
Another mass shooting in the US demonstrates a cultural acceptance of power and violence in the name of individual choice
Feb 17, 2018
Valentine's Day, meet Ash Wednesday
The world and the planet need sacrificial love, which is why Ash Wednesday beats out Valentine's Day
Feb 13, 2018
It’s time to be credible champions of Laudato Si’
Catholic eco-advocates should be raising our voices in condemnation of the US Senate's vote in favor of late-term abortions
Jan 29, 2018
Animate your world
Applications are being accepted for the Laudato Si’ Animators program, which helps individuals change the world one community at the time
Jan 24, 2018
Pope Francis challenges the world
The Holy Father’s address to Vatican diplomats integrates global challenges, and thus challenges both the world and political ideologues
Jan 8, 2018
Epiphany and the pope’s eco-address to teachers
Stressing a culture of encounter and integral ecology, Pope Francis explores the very themes at the center of the Magi’s journey to Christ
Jan 5, 2018
Resolutions
I can be a lousy environmentalist. But a new year inspires me to be a better steward of creation.
Jan 1, 2018
The 2017 Top Ten Catholic Eco-Stories
A troubled but active year worldwide offers lessons, warnings, and hope for 2018
Dec 28, 2017
After Bonn, Catholics accelerate climate advocacy
From Pope Francis to US Catholic organizations, the faithful are marching forward with policy demands, concrete steps
Nov 19, 2017
Catholic groups challenge governments on climate change
The Catholic network CIDSE issues a plea to governments to implement the Paris climate agreement
Nov 15, 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.