Blog Archive

Title Date
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
Pro-ecology leaders can't support abortion
My March 2019 Rhode Island Catholic column unpacks two big reasons why ecologists cannot champion abortion
Mar 14, 2019
A reason for hope
A special eco-leader post: In Laudato Si', Victor Cid finds inspiration to care for God’s creation and to face his battle with leukemia.
Mar 13, 2019
A Lenten gift from the Minnesota Catholic Conference
Just in time for Lenten reading, the public policy arm of the Minnesotan Catholic Church has issued an excellent pastoral examination of all things ecology.
Mar 6, 2019
Awaiting in expectation
Pope Francis's 2019 Lenten message calls to mind creation's place in salvation history
Feb 28, 2019
Saving monarchs: The Saint Kateri Conservation Center seeks help from California Catholics
A guest post by Bill Jacobs and Kathleen Hoenke of the Saint Kateri Conservation Center urges Catholics in California and elsewhere to encourage butterfly habitat at home.
Jan 21, 2019
In Ecuador, it’s a fight for (all) life
With their demands against the decriminalization of abortion, Catholic eco-advocates in Ecuador are demonstrating that we can fight for both human life and creation
Jan 16, 2019
After the Baptism of the Lord
Ordinary Time is when we remember Catholicism’s sacramental nature and the importance it places on nature itself
Jan 13, 2019
Three Epiphany lessons for the rest of the year
At the heart of today’s solemnity are messages for all people—especially all those working to protect creation.
Jan 6, 2019
Michael Taylor: A teacher of Laudato Si’—and Aquinas, codfish, and bees.
Next in an occasional series introducing Catholic eco-leaders, we meet a man on the front-lines of innovative Catholic eco-education
Jan 2, 2019
2018's Top Ten Catholic Eco-Stories
Looking back on the ups and downs of 2018, we're reminded that there’s much work ahead—and there are many reasons for hope.
Dec 30, 2018
A brief Christmas greeting
While there’s been no dearth of subjects, blogging has slowed here at Catholic Ecology thanks to many other demands.
Dec 27, 2018
Preparing the way
The shared start of Advent and the UN Climate Change Conference remind us that true ecological conversion begins with the coming of Christ
Dec 3, 2018
“In Defense of Nature” provides context, seeks unity
A new book by Catholic ethicist Benjamin Wiker has something to challenge and enlighten everyone
Nov 19, 2018
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

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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.