Eco Catholic: The documentary addresses the reality of corporate-sponsored disinformation campaigns on subjects such as cigarette smoking, fire retardants and climate science.
“For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return,” the Book of Genesis boded -- a once-natural process now interrupted by chemical embalming, shiny caskets and steel vaults.
Good Friday, a time to reflect on Jesus’ death, might also serve to remind us of his natural burial, at a time when alternatives to today’s traditional means of interment grow more necessary as available global burial space shrinks.
Eco Catholic: Generation by generation, we struggle to make Jesus' message work. We often toggle back and forth between our own personal Good Friday and Easter Sunday moments.
Eco Catholic: As the facts and threats of climate change surround us, why is it so hard to motivate people to undertake the changes needed?
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis feels a responsibility to remind Christians of their obligation to safeguard creation, beginning with humans who are created in the likeness of God.
Leaders of U.S. farm unions stressed the importance of family farming during meetings in Rome this week, including at an audience with the pope Wednesday.
The U.S. delegations included five state presidents of the National Farmers Union, in addition to representatives of Catholic Rural Life. The union presidents came from Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The Climate Ribbon is an interfaith, participatory ritual that uses art and storytelling to grieve what each of us stands to lose to “climate chaos,” while fostering an intimate solidarity that helps us unite to fight against it.
Eco Catholic: "If the church is able to help somebody with something, that's kind of like what we feel we should be doing."
The second day of the three-day Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference began with a panel discussion on divestment from fossil fuels.
The Friday morning panel, titled “The Risks, Nuts, and Bolts of Divestment,” was chaired by Bruce Boyd, principal and senior managing director of Arabella Advisors, a company that works with foundations to improve planetary health and is now measuring global commitment to divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in alternative, clean energy sources.
Eco Catholic: "It's not just about signing a petition ... it's about changing my lifestyle a little bit and cutting back on my carbon footprint a little bit."