An Earth Day roundup of Catholic ecology news and commentary

An Earth Day round up of Catholic ecology news and commentary:

Humanity deserves dark skies and starry nights by Sr. Joan Chittister

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

Thomas Berry's legacy unfolds like the universe

Franciscan scholar: ‘We fail to grasp the full spirit of St. Francis’

Religious Coalition for the Great Lakes: Protecting planet Earth is major moral challenge

Erie, Pa. -- Catholic school's rain garden part of wider community effort to improve stormwater management

Three Kentucky schools cited for their achievements in energy conservation as the state celebrates Earth Week

Manila, Philippines -- Environmental advocates call for new mining law in Easter appeal

"Eco-Spirituality" = Earth Day + Easter + Passover + IPCC Report Regardless of your religious and political beliefs, it's a call for ambitious action within a moral framework.

Catholic church's environmental activism draws attention of Photovoltaic Markets adn Technology Magazine

Freetown, Sierra Leone -- Living Water International discusses water accessibility with partners including Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

With updates, bishops' 1981 message on energy could have renewed impact

PP-header_with-outline.jpgLooking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:

Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.

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