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

September 16th, 2015

La Arquidiócesis de Quito se lanza a la Oración y a la Acción por la Creación

La Arquidiócesis de Quito lanzó este 9 de septiembre un llamado a la oración y a la acción por la creación, desde el Auditorio Benedicto XVI de la Casa Sacerdotal Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. En presencia de Monseñor Fausto Trávez, Arzobispo de Quito, Primado del Ecuador, y Presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal Ecuatoriana, y Monseñor […]

September 12th, 2015

LS Ch. 5: Getting off fossil fuels without delay, re-directing technology from profit and consumption to invest in human needs & the common good

This is the fifth of a series of columns on the chapters of Laudato Si’. The first chapter was examined in “Pope Francis: ‘Facts are more important than ideas.’” The second chapter was examined in “Revelation and creation: respecting and sharing God’s gift​.” The third chapter was examined in “Pope Francis: Technology + greed = disaster​.” The fourth was examined in “Integral ecology: everything is […]

September 10th, 2015

Leonardo Boff signs Catholic Climate Petition

In English, followed by Portugese: Noted theologian and Brazilian writer Leonardo Boff expressed his support for the Catholic Petition for Climate, an initiative of the Global Catholic Climate Movement that invites political leaders from around the world to take concrete commitments to address the urgent climate crisis and commit to help countries poorest to resist […]

September 9th, 2015

On the Vocation of Business Leaders, in Light of Recent Encyclicals

Last November the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace published “The Vocation of the Business Leader:  A Reflection,”  In 2011, the Vatican took a “deep dive” look at the vocation of the business leader, in a February seminar entitled Caritas in Veritate: The Logic of Gift and the Meaning of Business.  This meeting followed the […]

September 7th, 2015

Jeff Korgen: Why I’m Praying with Pope Francis in New York, 24-25 September

By Jeffry Odell Korgen, Campaign Coordinator, GreenFaith   Last week, I walked on the rapids. Visiting a childhood friend in Sacramento, California, Kathleen and I brought our two children, confirmed East Coasters, to see the far West for the first time. Big Sur, 900 year-old redwood trees in Santa Cruz, and the formerly mighty American River. Ever […]

September 5th, 2015

Courageous response to the pressing needs of the day, bold initiatives, constant giving, patience: movements, congregations and renewal

As Catholics committed to a vision of “what the church can be and longs to be” in implementation of Laudato Si’ it is worth considering the recent remarks of Seán D. Sammon, directed toward religious congregations and renewal, in the current issue of America magazine.  Getting in touch with the charism is key, notes…“charism is a free gift […]

September 4th, 2015

Be Effective When Speaking to Others & Various Faiths, about Climate Change

George Marshall did a great public service when he wrote Don’t Even Think About It – Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.  It is one of the best books published this past year. Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN), has been talking about and researching climate change communications for […]

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