Eco Catholic: The reality of life without coal has become a pressing issue overdue for real discussion, said a West Virginia priest.
Preview: A women religious group has occupied a special place in the Earth justice movement for decades, bridging social justice silos that operate as though progress were a zero-sum game.
Eco Catholic: Two surveys released this week each offered glimpses of the fabled “Francis effect,” in this case on the issue of climate change.
Updated: Catholics groups view decision as long overdue and affirmation of the power of grassroots organizing on behalf of creation and its inhabitants.
Eco Catholic: “It’s the alliance between science and religion and policy that’s going to save us,” said Veerabhadran Ramanathan, professor of atmospheric and climate sciences.
Eco Catholic: One of Pope Francis' cardinal advisors defended Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical on the environment as a new Rerum Novarum.
The lead consultant on "Laudato Si'," Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, said that although it's a document of nearly 40,000 words, its message can be summed up in one sentence.
"We cannot love God when we do not appreciate or care for what God has made," Cardinal Peter Turkson said Saturday in an interview with the Catholic Times, newspaper of the Columbus diocese. "This is what the pope wants people to understand.
Eco Catholic: The Laudato Si’ U.S. road trip got underway Monday with Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras stumping for the encyclical’s importance as a call to action.
Eco Catholic: U.S. bishops and presidents of Catholic aid agencies sent a letter to the nation’s chief climate negotiator, stressing the need for leadership to reach a global climate agreement.
Catholics who work at Ohio State University regard the visit of Cardinal Peter Turkson -- a lead drafter for Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, “Laudato Si’" -- as a watershed event.