Blog Archive

Title Date
Rome, Global South look forward to COP22
At events this week at the Vatican and elsewhere, momentum builds to combat climate change and other ecological ills
Sep 29, 2016
Deep diving into Laudato Si’
The most-excellent journal Communio offers helpful and beautiful insights into Pope Francis’s eco-encyclical
Sep 27, 2016
Pope Francis: "Nothing is more important" than preaching the Risen Christ
In Sunday's homily to catechists, Pope Francis prioritizes the Easter proclamation over worldly activity
Sep 25, 2016
"The Sky's Limit" supports faith with reason
A new report by Oil Change International justifies ways forward to reduce fossil fuel reliance
Sep 24, 2016
Divided on the liturgy, divided on everything else
Our ancient enemy continues to divide and conquer in disputes over how to say Mass, and how, or if, we must protect creation
Sep 22, 2016
Mercy and the guys
A training program for wastewater operators may help us understand what Pope Francis is getting at in proposing ecological protection as a work of mercy
Sep 13, 2016
Let us pray, for God’s gift of creation
The World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation is tomorrow, Thursday, September 1st, and there’s a lot happening
Aug 31, 2016
A “Season of Creation” and the Fourth Eucharistic Prayer
One noted liturgical expert cautions against a new liturgical season to celebrate creation.
Aug 24, 2016
Pope Francis: “Human Ecology” is a matter of life
In announcing the new head of two Vatican bodies dedicated to life and the family, the Holy Father continues the work of his predecessors
Aug 18, 2016
What price for water?
A study about toxins in water supplies reminds us of the basic needs of life, civilization
Aug 11, 2016
A time to celebrate creation—at Mass
For the second year, the Church embraces the upcoming Season of Creation to call attention to the needs of all life, eco-protection
Aug 6, 2016
The gift that keeps on giving
Laudato Si' was a big hit at #WYD2016, which goes to show the mainstream place of ecology in the Catholic Church
Aug 1, 2016
If you read one piece about Laudato Si' this anniversary ...
Dr. Chad C. Pecknold summarizes Laudato Si' one-year birthday with clarity and in the light of Catholic orthodoxy
Jun 20, 2016
My parish school went solar today
What better way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Laudato Si’ then to bless and turn on a 50kW solar array at your parish school?
Jun 13, 2016
GCCM’s “Eco-Parish Guide” is about to change everything
The Global Catholic Climate Movement releases its practical how-to guide to help parishes bring Laudato Si’ to life
May 20, 2016
What’s your plan for LS+1?
Plans are underway across the globe to keep Laudato Si’ alive well after its one-year anniversary.
May 11, 2016
Earth Day is about seeing creation, not nature
There’s a reminder in Laudato Si’ that we must keep front and center this Earth Day and every day
Apr 22, 2016
Pope Francis is "giving people hope"
NASA scientist and Catholic Climate Covenant ambassador Anthony Strawa knows why we should be concerned about climate change, and why we have hope
Apr 18, 2016
Amoris Laetitia and Laudato Si’: United by the same truths
Pope Francis’s just released apostolic exhortation on the family has much in common with last year’s eco-encyclical
Apr 8, 2016
Prepping for Laudato Si's one-year anniversary
The past few months offer hints about how Rome will continue hammering home the wisdom of the eco-encyclical
Apr 5, 2016


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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.