Blog Archive

Title Date
Five big ways the bishops’ appeal matters
The immediate impact of the bishop’s climate appeal within the Church may be a harbinger of its effect on the world
Oct 27, 2015
A game changer: Global bishops call for just, binding agreement at COP21
Presidents of global bishops conferences uphold common good, ask for decarbonization and care for the poor in dramatic appeal aimed at upcoming international climate talks in Paris
Oct 26, 2015
The rise of the Global South
At the Synod of Families and in preparation of COP21, the Church of the Global South is decrying the excess of the West
Oct 18, 2015
The dawn (and promise) of global Catholic climate action
In preparation for December’s UN climate talks, global Catholic alliances have come together to change the world
Oct 13, 2015
Back to nature goes viral
A young Australian becomes an internet sensation by reminding us of the beauty of human ingenuity in sync with nature
Oct 9, 2015
Lessons from what the pope didn’t say
Pope Francis has made a habit of a light touch with some issues while being specific about others. What can Catholic ecologists learn from his words thus far?
Sep 25, 2015
Pope Francis to Congress: the Golden Rule requires us to protect human life, creation
The first pontiff to address a joint meeting of the US Congress asked for dialogue and sought to cheer on "the spirit of the American people."
Sep 24, 2015
Pope Francis: "A critical moment"
Religious freedom, family, and climate change make the pope's inaugural address a guide for the days ahead
Sep 23, 2015
Four myths about Pope Francis in the United States
With His Holiness landing soon in the USA, you’ll have lots of opportunities to correct the mistakes we’re hearing about the pope, his Church, and the Kingdom to come
Sep 21, 2015
Praying for (and beyond) Paris
With #Pray4COP21, the Global Catholic Climate Movement launches bold, first-of-its kind global prayer campaign for December’s COP21 climate talks
Sep 15, 2015
Sowing the seeds of Laudato Si'
Jason Adkins of the Minnesota Catholic Conference reflects on the challenges of sharing and living the words of Pope Francis
Sep 14, 2015
Laudato Si’ made real in Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota’s University of St. Thomas welcomes church, state, and everyday folk for “Natural and Human Ecology: A Panel Discussion on Laudato Si’”
Sep 10, 2015
Loyola University Chicago hosts bold, school-wide chat about Laudato Si'
"Caring for Our Common Home: Conversations on Ecology and Justice" takes place September 9th
Sep 8, 2015
Supporting our shepherds
While some criticize US bishops for not doing enough to welcome Laudato Si’, others say there’s lots happening—and they’re working with their bishops to help.
Sep 3, 2015
Lessons from how not to observe the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Why my observance of the day includes a very large fan
Sep 1, 2015
Polling Catholics
A recent poll about American Catholics and Laudato Si' is the tip of the “what Catholics could do better” iceberg
Aug 23, 2015
The Season of Creation begins with prayer
Pope Francis calls for a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1st, which will kick off almost five weeks for heightened creation-care awareness
Aug 19, 2015
Lessons from a mother in old age
Caring for Mother Earth takes on new meaning when you care for your earthly mom
Aug 11, 2015
Valuing the remains of the dead
Revealing footage of Planned Parenthood's views of the dead should have ecologists up in arms
Jul 22, 2015
Welcoming the new magi
While critics complain that Rome should not welcome those with different views, doing so is who we are as Christians
Jul 18, 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.