Nearly every state across America has activities underway related to Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home." That includes California, where lawmakers are in the final stages of debating two bills aimed at addressing climate change and reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Eco Catholic: For sculptor Mariam Weidner working with clay “feels like a soul call, a form of prayer -- co-creating with Spirit.”
What is the larger social significance of the effort to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery?
Libby Comeaux, a Loretto Community co-member and lawyer who has been working to raise awareness about the doctrine — an international norm with roots in papal bulls from the 1400s that was used to subjugate indigenous people — explores the question in a recent piece for In These Times.
Eco Catholic: Barely two months out from the release of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, the first glimpses of its reach have begun to materialize.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales got a roar of approval Monday when he told a packed Catholic church that he opposes new fossil fuel projects that would affect his city.
The crowd of more than 400 at St. Philip Neri Church had convened for the blessing of a totem pole that residents of Washington state's coastal Lummi Nation carved as a symbol of opposition to coal export facilities along the Columbia River.
Eco Catholic: Nearly a dozen Catholic colleges and universities were included in Sierra Club's list of America’s greenest universities.
Philippine environmentalists and advocates for farmers, fishers and the poor praised "Laudato Si'" and said that, using it as a guide, they were ready to get to work.
Eco Catholic: An Associated Press survey revealed that four-in-10 are aware of Laudato Si’.
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.
The day, Francis said, will give Catholics an opportunity to ask God's help in protecting creation and for forgiveness for "sins against the world."