How can Jesuit institutions worldwide make a unified difference on climate change?
Prudence the bunny nibbles on organic greens, listens to classical music and hops about on soft blankets in a sweet-smelling space larger than many college dorm rooms.
She shares her “guest room” with no other animal, though staff at the headquarters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, working in the adjacent office, visit frequently to cuddle her.
Here on the banks of the St. Elizabeth River, you could say PETA runs the Waldorf Astoria of animal shelters.
Eco Catholic: Catholics in the U.S. will fast Monday as part of an international campaign geared toward greater awareness of and unity on climate change.
Will Pope Francis be preaching to the choir on climate change when he releases his ecology-focused encyclical later this year?
A new study released Thursday by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication found that Catholics are more convinced than other Christians that global warming is occurring and are more supportive of policy action.
Drying livestock carcasses and anguished faces of hungry women and children have become a common feature here as droughts increase due to climate change.
But now, in an effort to fight hunger, the Roman Catholic church is making 3,000 acres of church-owned land available for commercial farming.
“We want to produce food, create employment and improve quality of life for the people,” said Fr. Celestino Bundi, Kenya’s national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies.
The Port-au-Prince archdiocese continues to rebuild its ministries since the country's 2010 earthquake, with dozens of programs underway and the construction of a transitional cathedral viewed as a major accomplishment.
Offering a possible glimpse into the upcoming papal encyclical on ecology, a top Vatican official stated that disagreements over the cause of climate change do not preclude the need for action, and that religion plays a vital role in bringing about meaningful and lasting solutions.
Eco Catholic: "No one is exempt from either the impacts of climate change or our moral responsibility to act in solidarity with one another to address this global concern."
For the Horinek family in far western Kansas, the potential to pass down the farm to the next generation is a blessing, said Tony Horinek.
What if it is true that it would cost less to resolve poverty than it does to sustain it? What if the same was true of the environmental crisis?
Paul Krugman of The New York Times seems to think so. But he is “just” a brilliant economist.
What if the time of God was closer and simpler than we think? “The time,” he always says, “is nigh.” But then, Jesus is “just a messiah.”