Catholic Ecology
William Patenaude
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This may sound odd, but I was delighted last week when I heard a team of college students discuss how a flood can wipe out a lifetime of memories. Well, let me put it this way: I found it … more
The election of Donald Trump came at a critical time in global efforts to reign in emissions from the burning of fuels like oil, gas, and coal — emissions that, among other ills, turn up the … more
Dioceses and religious groups around the United States have increasingly been turning to solar energy, thanks to advances in technology and better financing. We’ve seen this just over the … more
There’s a lesson in the timing of when the big climate negotiations closed last week. After two decades of meetings, some 200 nations — including the United States — announced an agreement on … more
In the secular sphere, ecological issues are increasingly impacting the way people around the globe live, work, and pass on life to their sons and daughters. As all this concerns the Church, … more
Pope Francis’s long-awaited apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” “The Joy of Love,” released last week, has lots in common with his blockbuster 2015 encyclical on the environment, … more
The mainstream media delights whenever Pope Benedict XVI weaves environmental protection into his preaching, as he did this July in Australia before some 200,000 young Catholic pilgrims from across the planet. more
Three years ago, the novel "The DaVinci Code" prompted me to write a commentary denouncing it, which The Providence Journal kindly printed. Always looking for new ideas and voices, the then-executive … more
“The weapon the devil has most at the ready for destroying the Church from within is division.” So said Pope Francis a few weeks ago when speaking to recently ordained bishops serving in … more
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued an historic joint statement on September 1st—the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation—which begins the five-week ecumenical … more
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