Election 2016: A Pew survey found one in 10 Catholics have heard clergy voice support or opposition for a particular candidate.
The mines no longer operate.
The large trucks that carried heavy equipment no longer rumble down dirt roads fogging the air with dust.
The workers no longer trudge along those same roads inhaling the dust weighted by the humidity of dawn.
Community opposition succeeded in shutting down mines in Nueva Esperanza in northern Honduras and El Tránsito far to the south near the border of Nicaragua. But to many people in these two small towns the closings serve only as a pyrrhic victory.
NCR Editorial: Laudato Si' places care of the Earth squarely in our Catholic identity and spiritual foundation.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis one year ago called for dialogue about the state of "our common home." What's been the impact?
Eco Catholic: Parish-level events, social media campaigns and an all-star webinar series mark the environmental document's publication one year ago.
Distinctly Catholic: We have had a year to study the text and to ponder it and to pray over it. Now it is time to take action.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
Faith and Justice: After insulating the pipes in the Jesuit residence where I live, my next project was to upgrade to more efficient light bulbs.
As the eyes of the nation focus on the Iowa caucuses, the campaign seeks to promote environmental issues through Laudato Si'.
Making a Difference: The world is a wonderful place. God is so good in giving it to us. But to a large extent, we have not taken care of it.