International Catholic Rural Association: While today's family farmers worldwide are tested as never before, the church believes they can contribute to a more just ordering of life, said a new document issued Dec. 7. "The circumstances facing the family in farming are especially distressing. In many respects, we have sought an abundant harvest in exchange for a more diminished culture of life," said the document, "The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader," released by the International Catholic Rural Association.
Scott Pruitt: President-elect Donald Trump's pick of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency has increased concerns about science foes in the incoming president's inner circle.
Eco Catholic: His response to the economic crisis of the '90s was an ambitious program in organic agriculture, environmental planning, renewable energy and other sustainable development practices.
NCR Today: Native Americans understand the sacredness of our planet and the need to preserve it from nefarious uses. That consciousness is part of their gift to us.
Energy Transfer Partners is denied permission to dig under the river near the Sioux reservation, halting a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline while the environmental impact is investigated.
Eco Catholic: At COP22, thrilling African groups showed the light, embracing the notion that real people have to be involved in big policies. Participation is crucial.
Dakota Access Pipeline: Does Pope Francis have a position on the Dakota Access Pipeline? That’s one question he hasn’t been asked, and he might demur if pressed on such a specific issue.
Editorial: We must begin to act differently, to live differently, and to think differently about the Earth and our relationship to it.
The Field Hospital: In addition to providing its twin parish with solar lamps that improve safety, the Ocala, Fla., parish also raised funds for a new church.
Eco Catholic: “Sub-national” was the hopeful strategic word of the day during the second week of the United Nations climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco.