Blog Archive

Title Date
The smiles of Laudato Si’
Work at an HIV orphanage in Haiti helps everyone learn the joy of the Gospel
Jul 12, 2015
Overconsumption a threat to creation
Guest post: Dr. Peter Raven of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences reflects on Laudato Si' in light of current ecological indicators
Jul 8, 2015
The Communio Connection
Guest post: Mary Taylor helps us read Laudato Si' in light of relational, trinitarian Communio thought
Jul 6, 2015
"His Truth is marching on"
The Church and Catholic eco-activists reach across faiths, aisles, and continents as momentum builds from Laudato Si'
Jul 4, 2015
Laudato Si': bringing the "whole human family together"
On the Feast of SS Peter and Paul, these daily meditations end with Pope Francis's desire for unity
Jun 29, 2015
Laudato Si': A day of praise "which heals our relationships"
Day 11's look at Laudato Si' reminds us what today is all about
Jun 28, 2015
Laudato Si’: When “no indisputable truths … guide our lives”
Day 10: Supporters of the US Supreme Court’s mandate of same-sex marriage should think twice about applauding Laudato Si'.
Jun 27, 2015
Laudato Si': "Climate as a common good"
The good news is that there are lots of Catholic and scientific resources to help you, your parish, and your diocese discuss climate change
Jun 26, 2015
Laudato Si’: “Environmental education should … leap towards the transcendent”
Day 8 looks at how we educate future generations about caring for and tending to our common home
Jun 25, 2015
Laudato Si’, life, and “a new dialogue”
For the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist, a look at how Pope Francis preaches life to environmentalists, dialogue to all
Jun 24, 2015
Laudato Si: “Give thanks to God before and after meals”
Halfway through these daily posts on the eco-encyclical, we listen as Pope Francis stresses the small things
Jun 23, 2015
Laudato Si’ and “a correct understanding of work”
Day 5: Why and how we work says a lot about if and how we’re caring for God’s gifts to us
Jun 22, 2015
Laudato Si' and “our common Father”
Day 4: On Father’s Day, finding peace in the common fatherhood of humanity
Jun 21, 2015
Laudato Si': "They bear the loss"
Day 3 of our look at Laudato Si': World Refugee Day embraces environmental and climate refugees
Jun 20, 2015
Laudato Si': “United by the same concern”
Part 2 of a daily series on Pope Francis's eco-encylical: Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake underscores Pope Francis’s call to work with all faiths
Jun 18, 2015
With Laudato Si, “Everything is connected”
Exclusive: Pope Francis integrates concerns, hope in game-changing eco-encyclical
Jun 18, 2015
Statement from Catholic Ecology Jun 15, 2015
Six statements to impress your friends when discussing the eco-encyclical
In minutes you can prepare for the conversations taking place in the days and weeks ahead
Jun 14, 2015
"Custody + Creation" takes on disposable cultures
A documentary airing this Sunday (and made available online) shines a light on Catholics working for ecological protection
Jun 11, 2015
On the ethics of energy
Just in time for the Pope's eco-encylical, moral theologians offer guidance on ethical energy production and use
Jun 10, 2015


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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.