I have just recently returned from missions this summer in Peru. I will be able to post until the rest of this month, until the next mission in Brazil in August. There were 2 missions this summer: 1. CU Boulder Environmental Solidarity Trip. This trip consisted of 18 students from CU Boulder who worked in […]
Here is an article by Jose Miguel Yturralde, an insider into the reality of mining in Latin America. He works in the mining business, is an environmentalist at hear and writes for Revista Vive and contributes for Creatio: here. Recently the theme has flared up in Ecuador and Peru, as debates rage on about the approval […]
I have posted a few liturgical and Papal messages drawing here and here the relationship between mountaineering, rock climbing and the Christian life. Here I found another great one, in Pope Benedict’s 2008 Palm Sunday homily, where he used the rope that ties climbers together as the central metaphor. The translator even had to put […]
Below a few short articles by Creatio member Jose Miguel Iturralde, one in an Ecuadorian magazine Vanguardia and two in Vive. Jose Miguel is an engineer and works in the Ecuadorian jungle supervising petroleum extraction. He has on the ground experience and faith formation with the CLM. Great job Jose Miguel! 1. […]
Recently Pope Benedict XVI gave an address to an organization called ” Sister Nature”, which focuses specifically on environmental matters. Before getting into the content it is important to keep in mind the Pope’s introductory words, which explain why he decided to give a speech to this apparently small and obscure organization: he wanted to […]
Ricardo Simmonds, the director of Creatio, was interviewed this summer for EWTN Catholic television network on Catholic faith and environment. Now the second interview is on you tube as well and you can watch it below. This time the theme is more spiritual, and speaks of the experience of finding God in nature (in Spanish). Enjoy.
Jose Ambrozic, President of Creatio, and also a member of CALL (Catholic Association of Latino Leaders), was part of a delegation of CALL member’s who gave the Vatican an official response to Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Caritas in Veritate.” (The encyclical contains many environmental references which I have commented on previously here and here). Other members of […]
CREATIO has initiated a program that links physical fitness programs with environmental stewardship activities. CREATIO member Tom Collingwood recently trained Christ in the City volunteers (a missionary outreach program) and physical education staff of Annunciation Catholic School in Denver, CO to implement a faith based youth fitness program with the theme of stewardship. The program […]
Amidst the many cultural events at WYD Madrid 2011, there was one that focused on the environment: “Encountering Christ in the beauty of creation”. Below some pictures of the event approved officially by the WYD 2011 committee. Speakers included Pablo Martinez de Anguita, the event organizer, along with Sister Mary Savino of the University of […]
Ricardo Simmonds, the director of Creatio, was interviewd last week for EWTN Catholic television network on Catholic faith and environment. Now the interview is on you tube. Enjoy.