In Conversation: Fr. Tom Reese recounts his DIY implementation of Laudato Si' at home, then NCR talks to Tomás Insua about this weekend's Mercy2Earth initiative; Cheverus High School teachers introduce the Ignatian Carbon Challenge.
Eco Catholic: The Global Catholic Climate Movement is inviting Catholics worldwide to use the April 22-23 weekend as a time to perform acts of mercy for the Earth.
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.
Here in my home state of Maryland, there is great news for the environment: our legislature just passed a ban on fracking. And it even has the support of Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican.
Pope Francis met last week with representatives of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church; they discussed different Catholic perspectives on feminism, Amoris Laetitia and Laudato Si'.
Eco Catholic: “Laudato Si’ must be put starkly into numbers. We must bend the curve [of fossil fuel emissions and carbon in the atmosphere] by 2020," said former U.N. climate chief Christina Figueres.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis hasn't changed the church's position on birth control, celibacy, women priests or gay marriage, but he has fundamentally changed how we see the church.
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.
More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.
The go-ahead to the Dakota Access Pipeline may put the movement "back to square one," but Catholics, citing social teachings, intend to keep in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux.