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December 9th, 2017

Stay awake!

Stay awake!

Joe Kruse from the Minneapolis Catholic Worker and the CTA 20/30 group and studies theology at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.  He contributed the piece below, his reflection on Poland, in advance of the COP meeting there next year! Read the full lectionary passages here. “Be constantly on the watch! Stay awake!  You do […]


December 2nd, 2017

To be in Advent means to be aware, alive, attentive, alert, anticipating. Advent is, above all else, a call to full consciousness and a forewarning about the high price of consciousness

To be in Advent means to be aware, alive, attentive, alert, anticipating. Advent is, above all else, a call to full consciousness and a forewarning about the high price of consciousness

Today we consider Fr. Richard Rohr’s advice, in light of Pope Francis’ recent wisdom and advice to those acting on climate change, to avoid the “perverse attitudes” of resignation, indifference, denial of science, and faith in inadequate solutions.  He reminds us that Jesus taught that the “reign of God” or the “kingdom of God” asks a […]


November 21st, 2017

Now our minds are one…A Thanksgiving Address

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address Words Before All Else: Greetings to the Natural World The Thanksgiving Address (the Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen) is the central prayer and invocation for the Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations — Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora). It reflects their relationship of giving thanks for life and the world around them. The […]


November 20th, 2017

CIDSE and partners lay out guidance for Catholic climate action

CIDSE and partners lay out guidance for Catholic climate action

Climate Action for the Common Good encourages us and our governments to ask searching questions about our plans to tackle climate change; i.e., whether our plans match the scale and scope of the challenge, if we are planning with the participation of all people, and how we can transition to a zero-carbon world while addressing poverty and […]


November 14th, 2017

Pontifical Academy of Sciences boldly states the need to act NOW, get off of fossil fuels for our vehicles and power, preserve “the very fabric of life on earth”

Thank you to Trudi Jenny for sending this in! The Pontifical Academy of Sciences met Nov 2-4 at the Vatican and published a report which clearly states the urgency of and our responsibility for addressing climate change. The first paragraph boldly states the magnitude of the problem and the need to act NOW: ”With unchecked […]


November 14th, 2017

Over 15,000 Scientists Give a ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity and Echo Pope Francis’ Call to Address Inequality and Environmental Needs

Over 15,000 Scientists Give a ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity and Echo Pope Francis’ Call to Address Inequality and Environmental Needs

Reassessing warning issued 25 years ago, the scientists’ “second notice” to humanity warns of “widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss” unless business-as-usual is upended “Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere,” over 15,000 scientists warned in a letter published Monday. (Photo: NASA) Over 15,000 scientists hailing from more than […]


November 10th, 2017

Holy See “cannot be cooperating with practice harmful to health” such as smoking, says Vatican spokesperson. Pope Francis bans sale of cigarettes in the Vatican.

Holy See “cannot be cooperating with practice harmful to health” such as smoking, says Vatican spokesperson. Pope Francis bans sale of cigarettes in the Vatican.

By La Croix International editorial staff, 10 Nov 2017 A view of St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City. /  Wikipedia Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes in the Vatican, due to concerns over the health damage caused by smoking. A statement released on November 9 by Greg Burke, director of the Holy See […]

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