Distinctly Catholic: Bishop Robert McElroy spoke about three forces at work in American social and political life, in a talk given Jan. 10 at The Catholic University of America.
Religions can play an important role in protecting the environment and defending human rights in their countries, their communities and their schools, Pope Francis said Thursday.
"I believe we are still at a nursery-school level in this. That is, in incorporating responsibility not only as a subject, but as (a matter of) conscience as part of holistic education," the pope said during an audience with participants of a Latin American conference on the care for creation.
Caring for all of creation includes paying particular attention to the needs of young people and the aged, Pope Francis told the audience of a Catholic radio station in Argentina.
As he did last August, Francis granted a telephone interview Saturday to a station operated by Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Campo Gallo, speaking for just under an hour with Frs. Joaquin Giangreco and Juan Ignacio Liebana.
Religious folk are not so good at a lot of things, but we are experts at ritual. The Mass. The wedding. The baptism. The bar mitzvah. The funeral. The praise service.
At Sunday’s People’s Climate March, we multi-faith types joined the rest of the 300,000-plus people who love the earth enough to march it to create a ritual. When a ritual works, people feel something. They are changed. They come in the door one person and go out another.