Blog Archive

Title Date
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
Ecology and the Eucharist
As we approach Holy Week, a critique and caution for Catholic ecologists
Mar 17, 2016
Checking in on St. Patrick's Day
Lot's going on here at Catholic Ecology!
Mar 17, 2016
The eco-implications of the Seven Deadly Sins
A talk by Bishop Robert Barron provides a primer for Catholic ecologists on what's at the root of our ecological and social ills
Feb 28, 2016
Remembering Sister Dorothy Stang
A new documentary brings Laudato Si' alive by recounting the life and execution of Sister Stang
Feb 23, 2016
Lent made simple (and tasty) with Fair Trade
Catholic Relief Services is urging us to think and trade fairly this Lent, this Easter, and always
Feb 9, 2016
Pontiff makes dramatic video eco-plea
A newly released video of Pope Francis asks us all to unite with him in prayer for creation's sake
Feb 5, 2016
Pope Francis: Clean water is a human right
My February column in the Rhode Island Catholic looks at our water, communal choices, and faith
Feb 4, 2016
Saint Kateri relic: rescued!
Thanks to 21st century crowd sourcing, a relic of a 17th century saint can now come home
Feb 1, 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.