Faith and Justice: After insulating the pipes in the Jesuit residence where I live, my next project was to upgrade to more efficient light bulbs.
Francis: The Environment Encyclical
Underscoring the importance of caring for creation, the Vatican will replant the thousands of floral arrangements used in the Easter morning Mass.
Eco Catholic: The initiative launches April 23 with a workshop for evaluating the environmental sustainability of parish activities through the lens of Catholic values.
Eco Catholic: "This is potentially an extraordinary moment for the church … Now do we take it or do we go back into our burrows?"
Eco Catholic: Cardinal Peter Turkson urged Catholics attending a local academic conference to let Christian spirituality guide their thinking and actions toward preserving the full range of God's creation.
Eco Catholic: "What is happening in the world we live in?" Francis asks in the video, the new medium for monthly prayer intentions.
Eco Catholic: Fr. Bryan Massingale of Marquette University added the recent Flint water crisis would not have been allowed to happen in a more affluent area.
Eco Catholic: Laudato Si' could be a very fine guide indeed to a family film festival or school, parish or group.
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.
“You get these little spurts of indication of, yeah, as a matter of fact, new thoughts can exist down in the coalfields.”