This fall, I embarked on a four day, fifty-mile pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico. I signed up in hopes of resolving some spiritual turmoil and refreshing my ever-worried mind, hoping to hear some divine message of comfort somewhere along the way. Throughout the deeply moving experience, inspired the whole way by our […]
The media uproar about Francis liberating the Church from creationism and sanctioning evolution has already passed and gone, but the idea has stuck. It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the Church has always taught what Francis said… even Time and the Washington Post got it right, with good articles. What is interesting to […]
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 […]
The Pope’s comments confirming the next encyclical on ecology have been known for a while, and furthered since Pope Francis’ interview on flight from Korea:
Tom Shakespeare has an interesting article on the BBC, where as the atheist that he is, he proposes a critique of “spiritual but not religious” (SBNR) and humanism. For Tom, the informal beliefs and creeds of SBNR are even more impossible to embrace than those of organized religion. Humanism (no organized religion nor belief in […]
It is important remember in this day, what Pope Francis took in 2013 on the occasion of World Environment Day to slam the influence of money and profit in the “human ecology” making the connection between the issues of the environment and poverty.
Yanamarey Glacier shows us the effect of the climate change on the glaciers around the world Duarte Costa, specialist in Climate Change from Exeter University comments with us his impressions about the climate change problem in our world and the main challenges that this represent for the humankind, including church.
There is a fascinating recent interview with Patrick Moore, the founder of Greenpeace and now one of its most vehement critics. See the full article here. Below some of the highlights.
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/55073825] This video pictures an important intuition, of the need of unity and wonder, which requires us all to rise above our limited and at times conflictive visions of reality. One world united. While the idea is beautiful and the video inspiring, we have a long way to go. How do we really forge […]
In his paper “Nature, Culture and the Theology of Reconciliation” delivered for the Creatio Conference in Rio 2013, Alfredo Garcia, a Peruvian Philosopher, stated that “we can affirm that the central problem of mankind in our times rests in the “rupture with reality”. All of reality is broken, and mankind struggles to relate to it […]