Jesuit Fr. James E. Hug serves as sacramental minister for the Adrian Dominican Sisters and writes on spirituality for social transformation. His blog, "Truth that does Justice," can be found on the website for the Dominican Center.
As election day approaches, we are flooded with rhetoric about the exceptionalism of the U.S. among the nations of the world. This narrative is a fable that glosses over the original sins at the foundation of our country as we know it today.
As the 2018 liturgical Season of Creation ends, we all must carry forward the inspiration, growth in spiritual energies and global collaboration that the season has nurtured in a renewed commitment.
The World Day of Prayer for Creation, celebrated Sept. 1 by Christians around the world, once again marked the opening of the annual ecumenical liturgical season that continues until the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4.
On Aug. 1, the planet reached Earth Overshoot Day — the point when people have exhausted the year's worth of renewable resouces — at the earliest point since measurements began in 1987.