Reading the Book of Isaiah on a concrete rooftop in San Cristobál de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, God captured Fred Bahnson, inviting him on the path that would lead to a life of farming, he writes in Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith (Simon & Schuster, 2013).
Eco Catholic: It seemed like 2013 spawned a near-continuous spate of disasters and calamities in the United States and around the world.
Eco Catholic: Forget about visions of sugarplums dancing in her head; Sr. Frances Marie Penwell has been seeing donated shoes and handbags.
All people must stand united against the scandal of hunger while avoiding food waste and irresponsible use of the world's resources, Pope Francis said Monday.
People should "stop thinking that our daily actions do not have an impact on the lives of those who suffer from hunger firsthand," the pope said, as he launched a global campaign of prayer and action against hunger.
A proposed pipeline through the Kentucky heartland needs more time and study, according to an coalition of Christian denominations in the Bluegrass State.
As you pass by the Church of the Presentation, in Upper Saddle River, N.J., you’ll notice a not-so-ordinary feature glimmering in the sunlight on top of its roof.
“The solar panels make the place look more attractive,” opines Fr. Bob Stagg, the pastor.
While an outward sign of the parish’s commitment to energy conservation and fiscal responsibility, it serves as just one piece of an integrative and intentional effort to promote environmental stewardship across its countless ministries and 4,000 families.
Theologian Karl Barth once said, “to clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.”
That sentence contains a whole theology.
Climate change represents an "ethical challenge to civilization," said the Vatican's lead representative to an international conference discussing the worldwide impact of climate change.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore told attendees at a church-run conference that the Vatican would help "form consciences and ethical perspectives" on climate change in line with Catholic social teaching and encourage "fairness, impartiality and mutual responsibility" when it came to action to address the environmental threat.
A lot depends on the story you tell, not just for you but also for the environment around you.
Climate change has fostered abuse narratives. We abused the environment for this long, and now we must go into recovery mode. Our dark narratives are about the theme of abuse; our hopeful narratives are about recovery. Recovery alone is way too small a destination for this time -- we need a more muscular story.
Eco Catholic: An anti-fracking pope? That question led Francis into environmental circles after a photo on Twitter showed him holding up a T-shirt that read, "No to fracking."