Eco-Catholic: Walking in the footsteps of Thomas Berry, Jim Conlon would coin the term geo-justice, a word that means making connections between the universe story and justice work.
When graduating seniors at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, Calif., bid farewell June 13 to their alma mater, many will have signed onto a pledge to carry their school’s social and environmental consciousness into their future careers.
Thomas Berry said that each cultural era has its own "great work" to accomplish. Ours is to reestablish our connection to nature and work toward sustainable lifestyles.
Grace on the Margins: The conference orbited around Passionist Fr. Thomas Berry, whose work on the universe story and the environmental crisis has deeply influenced generations.
It happens every first of June. The apple tree outside the library window at Green Mountain Monastery in Greensboro, Vt., bursts forth with blossoms.
The blooms have maintained their timely schedule for the past five years, beginning the day 94-year-old Fr. Thomas Berry died. Srs. Gail Worcelo and Bernadette Bostwick recently discussed the phenomenon in a blog on the monastery’s website.
"I hope [Müller's] focus on this issue will stimulate many, both within the Catholic church and outside it, to deepen human understanding of conscious evolution."
Analysis: In the 1980s, then-Pope John Paul II said discoveries in the natural sciences needed to be imaginatively confronted. Twenty-five years later, LCWR is striving to do just that.
NCR Today: Happy Earth Day! Celebrate with some of the ecological stories you may have missed the last week or so.
One sunny Saturday in November 2002, more than 200 environmentalists packed into St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, Calif., to honor Passionist Fr. Thomas Berry. For us, he was always Thomas, a gentle, humble soul, our beloved teacher, mentor and spiritual guide who brought joy to everyone.