Eco Catholic: The initiative launches April 23 with a workshop for evaluating the environmental sustainability of parish activities through the lens of Catholic values.
In the summer of 1994, 65 religious women gathered at St. Gabriel Monastery in Clarks Summit, Pa., to share their emerging environmental dreams with one another.
They named their new vision circle the Sisters of Earth.
Eco Catholic: At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres.
Eco Catholic: "This is potentially an extraordinary moment for the church … Now do we take it or do we go back into our burrows?"
Eco Catholic: Berta Caceres, an outspoken environmental activist in Honduras, was murdered in her own home, sparking outrage.
Eco Catholic: Especially during Lent, everyone should "redouble both their prayers and their generosity" for the people of Flint, still struggling with unsafe drinking water, said Lansing Bishop Earl Boyea.
Eco Catholic: St. Joseph Sr. Elizabeth Johnson discussed about how humans fit into God’s creation during a Feb. 26 talk in New York's East Village.
For a second year, numerous Catholics across America plan to abstain Thursday from carbs as well as carbon-heavy activities, as part of worldwide relay-style, climate-focused Lenten fast.
The Lenten Fast for Climate Justice began its second iteration on Feb. 10, Ash Wednesday, and has involved 54 countries in the now-annual tradition. The ritual is organized by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, which drew inspiration from similar fasts undertaken by other faith groups.
Eco Catholic: Cardinal Peter Turkson urged Catholics attending a local academic conference to let Christian spirituality guide their thinking and actions toward preserving the full range of God's creation.
When Sr. Magi Maria quit a comfortable teaching job to plunge into social work, neither she nor her congregation had any idea what lay ahead.
A quarter century later, more than 50,000 residents of 105 drought-prone villages in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh thank the Congregation of Mother Carmel nun for taking that "leap into the dark."
Her intervention has helped them break free of poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, illiteracy and enslavement.