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.
Eco Catholic: The dawn of Trump's presidency has offered much to rattle the nerves of environmental advocates, who called on Catholics to mobilize their faith into action at all levels.
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.
Brazilian bishops have requested allowing married priests to resume priestly ministry in an "experimental, preliminary" move to counteract the country's priest shortage "catastrophe," says liberation theologian Boff.
The petition, drafted by the Catholic Climate Covenant, appeals for the president-elect "to demonstrate bold leadership" in addressing climate change.