Eco Catholic: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the meetings will focus on the EPA's role in addressing the effects of climate change both domestically and internationally.
The Doomsday Clock, a symbol that conveys "how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making," has moved from five minutes to three minutes before midnight.
The announcement was made Thursday by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a group founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project.
We’re a few weeks into 2015, which means many of us are striving to keep our New Year’s resolutions while others have already seen their best intentions collapse under the pressure of daily routines. Every year, we make promises to be better -- we’ll go to the gym, save more money, slow down. But for Christians, every day is an opportunity to make resolutions. We call that repentance.
And this year -- today -- I am repenting of my dependence on fossil fuels.
Sometimes the Christmas cards don't go out 'til February; other years the Valentine's Day cards never reach the mailbox. In that sense, you may think I am late to the story of the Magi. I, on the other hand, think I am early for next year.
Eco Catholic: The Global Catholic Climate Movement seeks to raise awareness, volume of church teachings on the environment.
Eco Catholic: For 22 months now, people have been bringing their trash to church at St. Anthony Parish in Cincinnati’s Madisonville neighborhood.
The anti-fracking pope debate has resurfaced.
Way back in November 2013, social media circulated a photo of Pope Francis posing with an anti-fracking T-shirt. The image emerged from a meeting with a group of Argentine environmental activists, who brought several shirts -- one read, in Spanish, “No to fracking”, while another stated, also in Spanish, “Water is worth more than gold” – with them in their visit with the pope.
A funeral Mass was scheduled for Jan. 10 in Valatie for Holy Cross Br. David Andrews, who died Monday.
Andrews, who served for 12 years as executive director of Catholic Rural Life, was 70. He had retired from active ministry in 2014 to attend to health issues. He was receiving kidney dialysis at the time of his death.
Most of us probably traveled “home” at some point during the holidays. Why? Because there is no place like home.
But if your family is like many today, you can have one son with three family units to visit, another son with four, a 90-year-old mother who lives half the year with one of your siblings and the other half with another, and more. Divorce and distance are common guests at the holiday table.
A decision several years ago to plant vineyards to beautify vacant cemetery land and produce wine for Mass has proven to be a win-win for the diocese of Oakland and its parishes and schools.