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 […]

Why Are We Ecologists? by Pablo Martinez de Anguita

The last two posts addressed the problem of “nature deficit disorder” and how participation in outdoor education and nature activities can facilitate an interest and appreciation for God’s creation. A next step from that appreciation is to develop a stewards contemplation for action often called being an “ecologist”.  Here is where our faith can provide […]

Faith and Environment in Assisi

Below are some of the highlights of the Popes messages from his visit to Assisi, in honor of the patron saint of creation, St. Francis. 1. Respect Creation –  human ecology: First is the Pope’s Homily in Assisi where the Pope remember’s Franci’s love for Creation. And in full continuity with his predecessors, he also […]

Stewardship of Creation and Stewardship of the Body Lifestyle to Promote the Reconciliation with God, Ourselves, with Others and Creation.

We want to present you another post extracted from the Creatio Conference in the WYD in Rio de Janeiro this year. Thank you  to Dr. Thomas R. Collingwood for his amazing presentation.   The underlying priority of all efforts for environmental integrity, energy justice and care for creation is a concern for the dignity and well […]

Adventure in the Flood

The John Paul II Adventure Institute lived up to its name last week, full of adventure and faith. The Institute, inspired in its teachings by the Sodalit spirituality and the theology of reconciliation promoted by Creatio, was holding environmental education programs for almost 50 students near Estes Park when the Colorado floods began. The rest […]

Creatio Conference – Rio WYD 2013

There are many different media sources which show the Creatio Conference “Jesus and Nature: Catholic Perspectives on Environmental Issues”, presented in Rio from July 22-24 for WYD. Thanks to all who participated and supported the event. 1. The Catholic News Agency featured an article here, and below is an excerpt: Respect for the environment is a […]

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