You may or may not know that plastic bottles have an afterlife. They congregate at the bottom of oceans, after they live a life that could have been lived as a glass or a cup, or more poetically, a vessel or a jar.
Why should Catholic institutions consider divestment from fossil fuels?
That question stoked a 40-minute discussion Monday night among scholars during a webinar exploring Catholic perspectives on divestment and reinvestment.
When is the last time you’ve discovered a “to-do” list that doubles as a great spiritual reading resource?
A recently released free online booklet -- Earth as Our Home -- does just that, offering tips for living more sustainably with the planet. The 16-page illustrated pamphlet comes from the Catholic Sisters for a Healthy Earth, an environmental group comprised of eight women religious congregations.
A Vatican conference kicking off Friday has brought together academics and experts from across the globe to address sustainability issues related to both people and the planet.
The conference -- “Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility” -- is a joint venture of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. It runs through the weekend and concludes Tuesday.
Imagine the surprise of my Loretto sisters at our motherhouse in Kentucky when they awoke Wednesday to find that the lead editorial in the Louisville Courier-Journal was celebrating their efforts to keep the notorious Bluegrass Pipeline out of Kentucky.
The epic battle between Russian and U.S. combat dolphins is about to take place in the Black Sea.
These highly trained dolphins can attack enemy divers, locate mines and plant bombs. Some dolphins will even have knives and pistols attached to their heads -- creating a whole new image of “marine” mammals.
But this is not the plot of an upcoming action-adventure movie. Last week, news outlets across the globe reported this bizarre story as largely fact.
For generations of young people, Camp Marymount in Fairview, has been more than a place to spend a few weeks in the summer. It's where bonds are forged over campfires, craft projects and late-night talks under the stars.
"The thing about camp is it's timeless, it hasn't changed that much," said Jose Gonzalez, former camper and counselor at Camp Marymount, who now sends his children there.
"I just don't know what I am going to do with that girl," my mother told my Aunt Dorothy, who was visiting our Kansas farm one evening. They thought I was upstairs in bed and asleep. But I have always been curious, and that night, I sat at the top of the narrow wooden steps listening to my mother's bewilderment at yet another one of her 6-year-old daughter's creative and baffling projects.
The terms "poverty" and "America" did not seem to fit together for Philippine native Mar-Rex Lindawan, a nursing student at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.
A March visit to Appalachia changed her perspective.
The deer showed up three times last week. Being half Irish, and therefore always primed for “signs” -- mystical or otherwise -- I suspected they had something important to say, especially so close to Earth Day.
As it turned out, they did.
In one of their appearances, the deer came as bearers of grief, arriving April 19 through a Columbus Dispatch obituary.