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April 9, 2018

Vatican II teaches that holiness is not primarily achieved by individuals but by the whole community, and Christian holiness cannot be understood apart from the demands to hold each in dignity and help one another, meeting core needs

VATICAN CITY — Christians cannot quest for holiness with prayer alone but must strive to serve those most in need, particularly migrants “who risk their lives to offer a future to their children,” Pope Francis says in a new major teaching document.

April 6, 2018

Parish, Basic Ecclesial Communities try to turn community into first responders in flood prone areas

Manila parish takes disaster management into its own hands: Risk reduction programs are incorporated into development plans in Catholic dioceses.

April 5, 2018

Half a Degree of Warming Makes a Big Difference to Global Food Security, Study Finds

A study published Monday indicates that it makes a big difference to global food security whether signatories to the Paris agreement are able to keep global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, or allow it to rise a full two degrees.

April 5, 2018

Priest: one of King’s most important insights was his insistence that Christian churches fail the Gospel when they merely reflect societal norms rather than challenge injustice

Pastor Patrick Smith: “King’s life symbolizes for me that direct connection between justice and what makes me a Catholic,” he said. “We have to continue to fight.”

April 4, 2018

Divestment: of the many env and social good funds that screen for GHG emissions or fossil fuel involvement, only 6 are fossil fuel free – and just one of those advertised as fossil free

Clean energy remains the most popular theme among environmental, social and governance (ESG) exchange traded funds or ETFs. Nearly two-thirds, or 64%, of the $6.3 billion currently invested in them are held in funds carrying some kind of screen for greenhouse gas emissions or for involvement in the coal, oil and natural gas industries.