Eco Catholic: Activists held rallies urging officials to deny approval of Cabinet nominees with track records of denying or discounting the scientific consensus on climate change.
When I entered religious life almost 40 years ago, living singly was not one of my expectations. Having grown up in a family that taught me to share, persuade and compromise, I had a bit of a head start adjusting to community life and have grown to love and value it deeply.
Eco Catholic: Various events, initiatives and resources will be made available to parishes and Catholic schools to better educate and encourage the embracing "Laudato Si'."
Eco Catholic: Richmond Pond in Westport is just a stone's throw away from the mouth of Buzzards Bay where it meets Rhode Island Sound, both leading to the Atlantic Ocean.
The petition, drafted by the Catholic Climate Covenant, appeals for the president-elect "to demonstrate bold leadership" in addressing climate change.
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.