Catechesis of Creation – Guest Post: Tom Collingwood

A CRISIS IN CREATION The current debates over environmental issues too often provide little in the way of a faith perspective for understanding and acting to address those issues. CREATIO is initiating with this introductory article a “Crisis in Creation” series to present a Catholic ethic for viewing nature. CREATIO associates are a wide range […]

Canticle of all Creatures

St. Francis of Assisi, whose day was celebrated today, gave us  a great legacy , his love and concern for all creatures, as an expression of God’s love for us. Following  the example of Saint Francis we can get the  reconciliation with creation each day! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlL_gkU89LY]

Faith, The Bridge Between God´s Creatures and their Participation in the Understanding of the Greater Meaning of the Creation.

This post is part of the conference  about  “Jesus and Nature: Catholic Perspectives on Environmental Issues”, presented in Rio from July 22-24 for WYD.  Thank you to  Dr. José Duarte de Barros Filho for this  valuable  contribution. Biology and Faith are two marvelous aspects of the majesty, wisdom and love of God

Jungle Violence

Recently my friend Jose Miguel Yturralde sent me an Easter note from the Ecuadorian jungle where he works for an oil company. Jose Miguel has written for this blog before here and here. As a Catholic and environmentalist, he is in a tough position. Now it is the ‘human ecology’ that is being disturbed, with […]

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 […]

Biblical Adventures: The Grain of Wheat

[slideshow] Creatio has begun a new series of spiritual activities called Biblical Adventures. The central idea is to participate in outdoor activities that are used in the Bible to illustrate a spiritual reality. Some examples are vine dressing, fishing, shepherding, farming, harvesting wheat, etc. By actually participating in these activities, we can get some deeper […]

Backpacking and Faith

Today Pope Benedict XVI officially proclaimed the beggining of the year of faith with an inaugural Mass and a private note with reflections on Vatican II. During the Mass the Pope spoke about the importance of faith, in continuum with Vatican II and the teachings of the most recent Pope’s since then. IN concluding his […]

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