A decision several years ago to plant vineyards to beautify vacant cemetery land and produce wine for Mass has proven to be a win-win for the diocese of Oakland and its parishes and schools.
We say: The developments out of Peru signal that a concrete, global solution for addressing climate change might well be within reach.
Catholic working on environmental issues and climate change in the U.S. are eagerly awaiting the encyclical by Pope Francis on the environment.
Despite rebuilding efforts, more than 85,000 people still live in dozens of tent camps across Haiti's expansive earthquake zone.
The 128-year-old Holy Family Catholic Church is still recovering from a flood that killed more than 450 people and affected millions more.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has clearly endorsed something like wisdom on Wednesday in his decision to ban fracking in the state.
One erroneous news story has equaled thousands of dashed hopes on the part of animal lovers everywhere.
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries struck a deal early Sunday morning in Lima, Peru, marking the first time that nations, large and small, developed and developing, agreed that each will make pledges aimed at cutting global greenhouse gas emissions.
The agreement, known as the Lima Accord, concluded two days after the scheduled end of the two-week (Dec. 1-12) negotiations, held among delegates representing 196 countries at the United Nations’ annual climate change conference, formally known as the 20th Conference of the Parties.
Eco Catholic: "The time for seeking global solutions is running out. We can find suitable solutions only if we act together and in agreement."
Before Thanksgiving, I said in this space I would eat only two bites of everything at my family’s traditional meal. And I did just that.
I so rarely complete a project or a resolve or an intention that I’d like to start there in my rejoicing. I did it, or as my grandson Caleb, age 5, would say, “You did it! You did it! You did it!” He is obviously hyperbolic -- and what a terrible thing to be hyperbolic on behalf of minimalism.