The Ecological Conversion

“Without the light of faith, the entire universe finishes shut within a tomb devoid of any future, any hope.” These are words in this years Message for Lent by Pope Benedict XVI. The term ‘ecological conversion’ has been widely used in Catholic environmental discourse, hinted at in Pope John Paul II’s 1990 World Day of […]

The End of the IPCC?

Judy Curry has an interesting post on a a proposed bill to kill US funding for the IPCC, which amounts to $12.5 million a year. Curry’s analysis is interesting, and she suggests that if the US bail, then other countries may follow suit and the IPCC may lose its status on the world climate change […]

Ratzinger and Habermas… again

In the most recent publication by Pope Benedict XVI, which is actually a collection of interviews by Peter Seewald called Light of the World, German philosopher Jurgen Habermas is mentioned once again. The context is the question about the relevance of faith to modern life, an issue which both Ratzinger and Habermas have been and are engaging […]

Micro Finance and Development

Below is a guest post by Trey Malone on micro finance and its relationship to development. Soon he will follow up with reflections on micro finance and the Pope’s economic ideas as explained in Caritas in Veritate. Please write your comments, support and criticism on the blog comment interface and Trey will eagerly respond. Thanks […]

Expert on Humanity?

Often the recognition that human beings are different than the rest of nature, incredibly, raises many objectives from environmentally minded people. I experienced this directly when I mention the extraordinary human capacity to affect reality, be it for good or evil, at the Bioneers conference a few weeks ago. But does the recognition of human […]

“The Architect of God”

“Gaudí inspired his architecture on nature. He looked at the perfection of nature, which contained, order, harmony and symmetry, but which wasn’t quite perfect, but let room for creativity, as if it was a little off. This is what Gaudí sought to imitate in his architecture, the Creation of God.” This is is the gist […]

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