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January 12th, 2018

Ecology at the Heart of Faith

Some Laudato Si’ discussion groups are now going on to discuss this book.  If you have comments, thoughts or news about your group action or discussion, let us know! Ecology at the Heart of Faith: The change of heart that leads to a new way of living on earth Author: Denis Edwards Orbis Books. Maryknoll, […]


January 12th, 2018

Who was he to do that? On moving beyond what is socially accepted and having the courage to act in our faith, and out of our faith, in climate and other areas

Homily by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton for The Epiphany of the Lord  Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72, Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6, Matthew 2:1-12  For our reflection today, I want to call your special attention once more to the second lesson. In the translation of the Scriptures that I have, this lesson proclaims, “This is the good news.” Paul says, […]


December 27th, 2017

Divestment Year in Review 2017

Divestment Year in Review 2017

December 23rd, 2017 by Carolyn Fortuna from PlanetSave and Clean Technica celebrates Catholic action! Our rapidly changing climate requires that governments be held accountable for the goals rendered within the Paris Agreement. This will require a significant popular movement in 2018 that promotes solutions for local people power to stop fossil fuel projects. It’s the most certain way to accelerate […]


December 24th, 2017

Striving to lead a moral life

Striving to lead a moral life

A Catholic reads the Quran… helping us better get to know our neighbors, especially where Jesus was born (though Mohammad came later of course) from the New York Times Book Review, 20 Dec 2017 The Quran is “haunted” by the desert, he writes. “Nowhere else do you get a greater feel for the benignity of […]


December 24th, 2017

Christians must not turn away when prosperity is achieved at other people’s expense, says new Bishop Reinhold Nann

Christians must not turn away when prosperity is achieved at other people’s expense, says new Bishop Reinhold Nann

Missionary bishop in Peru says Pope Francis has caused sea change in Church:  The poor and outsiders – but also the “pastor of souls” who goes out to the peripheries – find themselves center stage,” says Bishop Reinhold Nann. By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt in La Croix December 19, 2017  Bishop Reinhold Nann / reinholdnann.blogspot.com A German missionary who […]


December 24th, 2017

CIDSE’s climate action makes it real, once again – highlights from the last couple months of 2017

CIDSE’s climate action makes it real, once again – highlights from the last couple months of 2017

 14 November 2017 Reflecting the principles of Laudato Si’ in our transformative response to the climate crisis, CIDSE, November 2017 Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ – on Care for Our Common Home is ground-breaking while remaining deeply embedded in Catholic tradition. It has inspired an expansive and profound understanding of the climate crisis and the social […]


December 23rd, 2017

Accessing the joy and celebration in the initial translation, comments by Fr. James Martin

Accessing the joy and celebration in the initial translation, comments by Fr. James Martin

Excerpt from America, the Jesuit magazine Dec 2017 “It’s important for people to know that Jesus spoke in Aramaic,” Father Martin says, “and maybe a little Hebrew.” Making ancient Scripture sensible in contemporary languages will always prove a hazard-heavy challenge. The disciples of Jesus passed on the stories of their experiences to the early church […]


December 23rd, 2017

Kin-dom and Activism for faith communities, four approaches

Kin-dom and Activism for faith communities, four approaches

By Rev. Peter Sawtell, Eco-Justice Ministries, supported by the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota and the Sisters of Loretto, Denver For several decades, Christian feminists have been using the term “kin-dom”, instead of the traditional “kingdom”, especially in saying the Lord’s Prayer. The new language has spread more broadly into some parts of progressive Christianity. As I […]

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