Pope Francis' words on animals in his encyclical Laudato Si' inspired the launch of the nationwide Catholic group, which recently hosted a retreat in Virginia.
Eco Catholic: "Rich countries throw carbon into the atmosphere. We suffer and bury thousands after every natural disaster," the Yangon archbishop tells the Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious.
World Meeting of Popular Movements: Pope Francis hails the nearly 700 participants in his message to the gathering in Modesto. "You must become a Samaritan," he tells them.
Catholic sisters whose charism and ministry is about protecting the environment have been discerning their "what's next" plans in advance of the new presidential administration.
Soul Seeing: The integration of indigenous wisdom, typically associated with a deep love for the natural environment, is hindered by our unexamined religious attitudes.
Distinctly Catholic: Amid a divided church and a divided polity, look to Cardinals Blase Cupich and Joseph Tobin to increasingly drive the hierarchy's message in the public square.
The Field Hospital: Wisconsin parishes visit Belize; San Francisco Catholics march for immigrants, peace; grant to fund young adult outreach; gay grandson can't sing at funeral.
The Field Hospital: Fellow Tyler Wagner brings his passion for the environment to the program's inaugural year at St. Ignatius Church in Portland, Ore.
Distinctly Catholic: At a time when the country desperately needs a strong moral voice, the USCCB is fretting about things that don't matter and tepidly addressing the things that do.
"Food is a pro-life issue because food is about keeping people alive," says Ohio-based Sr. Christine Pratt, longtime leader in the Catholic Rural Life movement.