Catholic Ecology
William Patenaude
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A homily given last month by Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, made waves among Catholic eco-activists. Many thought the cardinal was … more
Back in 2008, I wrote a column about why I was a lousy environmentalist. For months after its publication, I heard a lot from folks who enjoyed hearing about my failures. And so I figured, 10 years … more
“How could this happen in the United States?” That’s a question many ask when the topic of the water in Flint, Michigan comes up. It’s a good question. Here’s another: “Could this … more
It’s been a year since the release of Pope Francis’ blockbuster eco-encyclical Laudato Si’. Since then there’s been lots of talk about it. Now thanks to a group of international Catholic … more
I’ve noticed more and more Catholic websites and businesses noting that they’re loyal to the pope and all the councils of the church. I suppose this is because of late, so many splinter … more
Did you hear the big news?Last week, the presidents of the continental Associations of Bishops’ Conferences — including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops — issued a … more
With Earth Day events continuing this week, it’s a good time to ask this question: what exactly do Catholics bring to the arena of ecological protection? Helping answer that question is the … more
There was cheering two years ago this month when Pope Francis issued Laudato Si’, his long-awaited encyclical on the environment. But it was two years before that, at a weekly audience one fine … more
That’s a comment you’ll hear in some secular, ecumenical, and (tragically) Catholic eco circles. It’s a complaint most often directed at Catholic hierarchy here in the states and at … more
A woman called from another state last week concerned that her bishop wasn’t supporting an interfaith environmental statement. She had read about November’s Laudato Si’ event hosted by Bishop … more
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