Catholic perspectives on climate change and our responsibility to care for creation.

May 20th, 2017

Robust growth of church in Africa, calls to mind St. John Paul II in Malawi in 1989: “Today I urge you look into yourselves. Look at the riches of your own traditions.”

By Élise Racque, La Croix, 20 May 2017 The evolution of Catholicism in Africa:  The Church is enjoying robust growth in Africa yet faces several challenges. “African Catholicism remains on the margins of global theological thinking,” an expert told “La Croix”.  Africans bring the spirit of celebration, of family and community prayer… Pope Francis was […]

May 15th, 2017

Leading for Well-Being: It’s time to become leaders ourselves, to dream (and organize) bigger: to address climate change and inequality on a deeper, structural level

By L. Hunter Lovins, Spring 2017 It’s time to become leaders ourselves, to dream (and organize) bigger: to address climate change and inequality on a deeper, structural level. It’s time to re-think work and security and the value of life. To reject blind pursuit of growth. It is time to build an economy that provides well-being […]

May 14th, 2017

What does “well below 2 C” mean, and what are some of the issues with it?

By Glen Peters, on Cicero, March 2017 The Paris Agreement calls to hold the increase in the global average temperature to “well below 2°C”. What on earth does that mean? The ambition of the Paris Agreement has become well-known: Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and […]

May 13th, 2017

How do we love trees? Let us count the ways…

From – the Word/sentence for the day are one of my favorite parts! Some of you may have have noticed (or are regularly visiting) our Practice Space where we offer a Daily Question to enhance grateful awareness. Each day we are moved and uplifted by the responses that appear. The reflections are joyful, poignant, subtle, […]

May 13th, 2017

Actions deemed acceptable in the past are a mortal sin now, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ morning homily in Santa Marta, by Deborah Castellano Lubov, Zenit, 11 May 2017 Salvation, Francis explained, has a great and a long history during which the Lord “guided his people in good and in bad moments, in times of freedom and of slavery,” in a journey “populated by saints and by sinners on the […]

May 9th, 2017

Pope speaks of colonization, the community of peoples, passing from an economy profiting from speculation and lending at interest, to a social economy that invests in persons

Our young people have a critical role. They are not the future of our peoples; they are the present. Even now, with their dreams and their lives they are forging the spirit of Europe. We cannot look to the future without offering them the real possibility to be catalysts of change and transformation. We cannot […]

May 9th, 2017

France rediscovers basic Christian communities

By Malo Tresca, in La Croix, 9 May 2017 – Grassroots organizing and reflection on the gospels.  Basic ecclesial communities (BEC’s), so prevalent in Latin America, are hardly present in France. “This is perhaps due to a type of fear, of reticence towards reforming and reinventing the priestly ministry,” says Fr Bertrand de Sentenac, from […]

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