Blog Archive

Title Date
The three marks of Catholic ecology
A reminder that Catholics bring something (and Someone) special to eco-advocacy
Jul 12, 2017
Laudato Si' at 2: still offering its inconvenient truth
On Corpus Christi, a reminder that Pope Francis's eco-teachings challenge both the right and left
Jun 18, 2017
A leader named Barbara
Changing the world can be as simple as buying bread
Jun 16, 2017
Bishop Stephen Blaire: On faith rising above politics
Speaking hours before President Trump announced a withdrawal of the Paris Climate Accord, Bishop Blaire reflected on the Church’s role in climate, eco issues
Jun 1, 2017
US Bishops to President Trump: Honor the Paris Agreement
Statement issued today in anticipation of the president's stated announcement
Jun 1, 2017
The pope and the president
A reminder of what the church offers the state, and the world
May 30, 2017
Learning from the Left
Overcoming division helps everyone build their better world
May 16, 2017
"Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners"
100 years after Mary's appearance in Fatima, Portugal, her warnings cry out to a world in need of salvation
May 12, 2017
Catholic groups say ‘no’ to fossil fuel investments
Ahead of secular international gatherings, nine Catholics groups announce the largest joint Catholic divestment to date from fossil fuels
May 10, 2017
Conversations with conservatives
Reaching across the aisle may be easier than we think
May 6, 2017
Four things every Catholic should know about climate change
With an unprecedented effort among Catholics to join this weekend’s Peoples Climate March, we should all brush up on a few facts
Apr 26, 2017
The Democrats' downfall
My late grandmother, a Democratic party boss, would not be happy with the news about her beloved political party
Apr 24, 2017
Mercy and marches in the Easter Season
Winding up the Octave of Easter with the Feast of Divine Mercy—and Earth Day
Apr 21, 2017
Ecology and the Cross
There is no Easter without Good Friday, no ecological conversion without the Cross.
Apr 13, 2017
Pope Francis: The purpose of science is to serve
The Holy Father continues a series of addresses that continue the themes of Laudato Si'
Apr 11, 2017
Pope Francis: What is Integral Human Development?
The Holy Father offered a beautiful catechesis today on what it means to be human
Apr 4, 2017
Trump’s executive order: proving Pope Francis right
Laudato Si’ has a lot to say about President Trump’s nod to fossil fuels. But maybe not the way we're thinking.
Mar 28, 2017
World Water Day: a matter of faith
The Church and the world stop to ponder, celebrate, and worry over the waters of our world
Mar 21, 2017
The case for just transitions
For Catholics, protecting workers, families is critical when transitioning to renewable energy
Mar 16, 2017
The eco-pope at year four
Pope Francis has supercharged his predecessor’s eco-teachings, but not everyone is on board
Mar 14, 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.