The Pope’s Environmental Question to an Astronaut

In an interesting correspondence with astronaut’s last week, of the 5 questions asked by the Pope, one pertained explicitly to the environment (question 2), and one was related (question 1), in the sense of the connection between peace and environment. For Americans, the mention of House representative Gabrielle Giffords to Space Station commander Mark Kelly […]

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 […]