The Vital Importance of Service Learning

Our partners at Benedictine College have launched a service learning department to integrate classroom lessons into real-life experience through service to the poor.  Brilliant!  They asked us for our thoughts on this and our recent mission to the Peruvian Andes, and the story is now live.  Check it out! https://www.benedictine.edu/academics/service-learning/newsletter/2017/12-08/importance  

How to read Laudato Si: intention, structure, form and content

Catholics who do not embrace the spirit of Evangelii gaudium will likely be confused by Laudato Si             In my previous article I already pointed out the 3 salient aspects of Laudato Si: its prophetic style, invitation to conversion and Trinitarian theology. I was going to technically discuss climate change in Laudato si’ vis-à-vis the […]

Bridging the Chasm Between a Two Dimensional Existence to a Three Dimensional Life by Sandy Harem

In our last post (Nature Deficit Disorder and Stewardship: Crisis in Creation), the problem of nature deficit and exercise deficit disorders and their relationship to a lack of a stewardship ethic was discussed concluding with the notion that faith based outdoor education can be viewed as a solution. Given that, what is that outdoor educational […]

Nature Deficit Disorder and Stewardship: Crisis in Creation by Tom Collingwood

In the last post (Catechesis on Creation) an outline was provided for a series of articles on the need for addressing what should be our faith response to the various environmental crises. Any such discussion must begin with looking at our human role as stewards and what keeps us from meeting that responsibility. Richard Louv […]

What is The Evangelization of Culture?

In his paper “Nature, Culture and the Theology of Reconciliation” delivered for the Creatio Conference in Rio 2013, Alfredo Garcia, a Peruvian Philosopher, stated that “we can affirm that the central problem of mankind in our times rests in the “rupture with reality”.  All of reality is broken, and mankind struggles to relate to it […]

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