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

October 17th, 2017

Helping others find their voice

From Global Sisters Report, Handing the pen to sisters: Uganda, October 2017 More than 20 sisters participating in an administration and leadership course take part in a Global Sisters Report writing workshop Sept. 9 in Kampala, Uganda. (GSR photo / Melanie Lidman) by Melanie Lidman, Oct. 16, 2017 in Ministry, Writing Workshops Global Sisters Report is not just a news hub. […]

October 16th, 2017

Climate change, conflict and hunger are interconnected plagues causing suffering, displacement and migration

“It’s clear that wars and climate change cause hunger; let us stop presenting it as an incurable illness,” Pope Francis said in a powerful keynote address at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization on Oct.16.  He called on governments worldwide to take collaborative action to overcome the three interconnected plagues of conflict, climate change […]

October 16th, 2017

The “great tradition of discernment” and evolution of Church Catechism: “A tradition, if it is not to die, must express its convictions in the language of the time: a language that will, therefore, be new.” Céline Hoyeau

By Céline Hoyeau, La Croix, 13 Oct 2017  Pope Francis recently stated that the death penalty is “inadmissible” and should be categorically banned. Speaking at a Vatican conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, he clearly emphasized that “Tradition is a living reality”. “Only a partial vision can think of […]

October 16th, 2017

Puerto Rico update

Puerto Rico update, 16 Oct 2017:  As the daily struggle for food and water persists, President Trump threatened to cut off federal support to the U.S. territory on Thursday. After intense backlash, Trump reversed himself on Friday, offering renewed pledges of assistance.  The federal government has dedicated more than 19,000 personnel to emergency response efforts in Puerto Rico […]

October 13th, 2017

Climate change, debt, and recovery

 By Stan Cox and Paul Cox.  Originally posted on 4 Oct 2017 at Climate and Capitalism Donald Trump followed up his recent sadistic attacks on the people of Puerto Rico with a comment out of the blue regarding the territory’s $73 billion debt: “… we’re going to have to wipe that out.” Whether or not Trump can be […]

October 13th, 2017

Behind the scenes (pre-publication documents) reveal countries fear “unimaginable” food, water, energy shortages with climate change

By Nafeez Ahmed, Patreon Published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Support us to keep digging where others fear to tread. Official documents obtained exclusively by INSURGE confirm that governments across the Muslim world privately recognise that climate change is a threat of “unimaginable proportions”, already compounding problems of land, food, water and […]

October 12th, 2017

“Tragedy of the Commons” is a myth: poly-centric governance works and commons management reliably protects land and natural resources, better than extraction and privatization

Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom proved that people can—and do—work together to manage commonly-held resources without degrading them.  See a series of related short overviews below.  Poly-centric governance also helps deal with external shocks. By Ian Angus Since its publication in Science in December 1968, “The Tragedy of the Commons” has been anthologized in at least 111 books, […]

October 10th, 2017

Pope Francis’ letter to the Conference on “Our Ocean, An Ocean for Life”

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS, SIGNED BY THE CARDINAL SECRETARY OF STATE, TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE FOURTH HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCE ON “OUR OCEAN, AN OCEAN FOR LIFE”   Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends, I am pleased to convey the cordial greetings of His Holiness Pope Francis to all assembled for this Fourth International […]

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