The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance's new Trappist abbey, known for its cutting-edge ecological architecture, has become pivotal in the monks' sweeping spiritual renewal.
Nine Catholic organizations, including five religious orders and an archdiocese in Italy, plan to divest from fossil fuel corporations in an action timed to send a message to the upcoming G7 summit in Italy.
Parish Diary: When people drive onto our property, they see the solar panels on our roofs. The sight makes a statement about caring for our common home.
Pope Francis told 7,000 Italian students, participating in a course on peace and human rights, that he was shocked when a massive U.S. bomb was referred to as "the mother of all bombs."
Commentary: Jesus' identity is grounded in truth. And that has something important, and perhaps discomfiting, to say about faith, science and public policy — especially regarding climate change.
The Field Hospital: Parishioners' Kahie Project enlists bone marrow donors; St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy distributes prescriptions to needy; Portland school to host TOPSoccer event.
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.