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Georgetown committee opts against endorsing full fossil fuel divestment

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A student-led push to remove all investments in fossil fuels from the billion-dollar Georgetown University endowment has come up short.

The Georgetown student newspaper, The Hoya, reported Tuesday that the university's Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility voted Monday night against divestment from the 200 fossil fuel companies with the largest proven reserves, as proposed by the student group GU Fossil Free.

Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight

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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. 

Putting our money where our faith is by divesting from fossil fuels

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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.

Video resurfaces 'anti-fracking pope' question

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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.

Former Catholic Rural Life director Holy Cross Br. David Andrews dies

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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.

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