Blog Archive

Title Date
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
Cardinal Turkson: The Eucharist central for caring for creation
The cardinal's address to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress taking place in Cebu, Philippines, is an address for the whole world
Jan 27, 2016
Researchers: We can all communicate climate change more effectively
There's been lots of detailed research into what to say—and how to say it—when speaking about our changing climate
Jan 25, 2016
Adaptation: friend and foe
The pliable quality of the human person can either help or hinder efforts at change for the better
Jan 20, 2016
Baptizing business
At the Conference of the International Academy of Management in Chile, Cardinal Turkson seeks and finds common ground between the Catholic Church and the business community
Jan 7, 2016
Two tips for 2016
The coming year may have a few eco-protection surprises in store, but there are two matters that we absolutely must attend to if we’re going to get things right
Jan 4, 2016
The Top 10 Catholic Eco Stories of 2015
With hints at the big stories for 2016
Dec 27, 2015
Pope to Church, World: Only God saves
On Christmas Day the Holy Father reminds us of the nonnegotiable need for God's grace
Dec 25, 2015
Christmas 2015: The posts of Christmas past Dec 23, 2015
What comes after COP?
With a diplomatic victory at COP21, now comes the real work of saving the world
Dec 12, 2015
Climate justice in the Year of Mercy
The inauguration of the Jubilee of Mercy during COP21 should comfort and challenge Catholic eco-activists
Dec 7, 2015
Let's not forget the consumer
Demands on government and business may not be the best focus for tackling eco-concerns, climate change
Dec 3, 2015
Why COP and the world need Advent
The promises of a new liturgical year offer caution and hope for international climate talks
Nov 28, 2015
Can't march in Paris? Pope Francis ‘marching shoes’ adds to symbolic action
A shoe installation will feature those of Catholic leaders in the wake of the cancellation of Paris's climate march
Nov 27, 2015
Pope Francis in Kenya: “We are confronted with a choice”
Speaking to the UN in Nairobi, the Bishop of Rome offers some of his most passionate and decisive eco-comments to date
Nov 26, 2015
Prepping for Paris
Magisterial and lay Catholic eco-activists embrace hope, make final push for COP21
Nov 24, 2015
Dialoguing about Laudato Si': Five lessons from a diocese
The Diocese of Providence made waves last week with a night of faith, reason, Laudato Si’, and climate change
Nov 21, 2015
Paris and the future of the world
Brutal attacks in Paris call into question the future of long-anticipated climate talks—and the role of Christianity in the world
Nov 13, 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.