Eco Catholic: His response to the economic crisis of the '90s was an ambitious program in organic agriculture, environmental planning, renewable energy and other sustainable development practices.
Eco Catholic: St. Margaret Mary School, with collaborators including the University of Louisville, aims to reduce exposure to air pollutants with a "green wall" between school and traffic.
The Field Hospital: Fellow Tyler Wagner brings his passion for the environment to the program's inaugural year at St. Ignatius Church in Portland, Ore.
Eco Catholic: The sheep -- Faith, Hope and Charity -- are the latest organic lawn mowers at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan.
Her gloved hands deep in buckets of fruit pieces, vegetable peels and other food dreck, Sr. Ana Martinez de Luco flashes a smile as she mixes what will become Sure We Can's own brand of compost.
Eco Catholic: The award-winning poet, fiction writer and essayist is teaming up with the Dominican Sisters of Peace to pass on his family's farming legacy to a new generation.
Mimi Soileau goes nearly weekly to see what vegetables are ripe to be plucked from garden beds beside her parish church, St. Pius X.
Time spent with her hands in the dirt is nothing new for this 85-year-old master gardener. She's currently harvesting hearty kale, eggplant and broccoli from the raised beds, a new initiative of the parish garden ministry.
These vegetables go to the parish's Society of St. Vincent de Paul conference, which has given the fresh produce to families in need since the growing season began.
Eco Catholic: “It’s the alliance between science and religion and policy that’s going to save us,” said Veerabhadran Ramanathan, professor of atmospheric and climate sciences.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis challenged global negotiators Sept. 16 to act for the poor, ensure industrialized nations repay their “ecological debt,” and include all voices in the discussion.
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.