Parish Diary: Our parish has been trying to go green for almost 10 years. Earth Day seemed like a good time to reflect on how we're doing.
Later this summer, Pope Francis will release his highly anticipated encyclical on the environment and human ecology.
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.
In an address Tuesday before the European Parliament, Pope Francis spent a portion of his remarks addressing ecology, reminding the leaders of the continent's historical prominence in environmental protection and preservation.
The speech focused on the theme of human dignity and human rights, and through that framework Francis addressed various issues, including the environment.
Essay: To capture more fully the force of Dorothy Day's life, vision, and voice for our age, it is essential that we seek beyond the usual platitudes.
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.
Eco Catholic: "These women are digging gardens and offsetting carbon. They're as well-versed in solar and geothermal technology as they are the Gospels of Luke and John."
Eco Catholic: St. Francis was the champion of the destitute but also the patron saint of ecology, and the pope might invoke that part of his namesake's legacy.
In Guatemala, I am a guest of the Hermanas de la Sagrada Familia (Sisters of the Holy Family). They are a sister community to my Loretto community. These are great Guatemalan women, tracing their community roots to Belgium, and they now have sisters in Africa. (Yes, Mary Ann McGivern is a Loretto friend and NCR blogger, as well!)