A Pastoral Letter to Surfers

Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu has written a wonderful Pastoral Letter to Surfers for the Year of Faith. I have seen some  attempts of connecting surfing to the spiritual lessons of the Christian life, such as  Peter Kreeft here. But this short and simple letter is my favorite so far. Quoting Benedict, Augustine and Aquinas, […]

Remembering Pope Benedict XVI: the ‘Green Pope’

Quite rightly, much is being said about Pope Francis and his ecological reflections. But we should not forget Pope Benedict XVI, and how important his papacy was for advancing and understanding a Catholic environmental doctrine, in full continuity with what Pope Francis is teaching. It is hard to explain the importance of Pope Benedict’s on […]

The next Pope? Cardinal Scola on nature and freedom

As the conclave begins today, there is much speculation about the who next Pope will be. While it is impossible to know, and we should not underestimate the ‘microculture’ of Cardinals impacting the outcome, one of the candidates is Cardinal Scola. The current Archbishop of Milan has written before on nature and environmental issues, among […]

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