Our founder, Ricardo Simmonds, was recently featured in the “Bridge Builder Podcast,” a podcast by the Minnesota Catholic Conference which connects faith and politics. Here he talks about integral ecology and how the environment and evangelization work together. Ricardo also shares about his faith and his experience of living Pope Benedict XVI’s principle that “faith grows by […]
Our partners at Benedictine College have launched a service learning department to integrate classroom lessons into real-life experience through service to the poor. Brilliant! They asked us for our thoughts on this and our recent mission to the Peruvian Andes, and the story is now live. Check it out! https://www.benedictine.edu/academics/service-learning/newsletter/2017/12-08/importance
Laudato si’ and climate change Climate change is, not surprisingly, the most controversial and politically charged issue in Laudato si’. It has been a source of heated debate and confusion especially in the American context. In this essay I will outline everything the encyclical Laudato si’ says on climate change and then compare and […]
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 […]
Energy, Justice and Peace Energy is perhaps one of the most overlooked global issues of our times. One of the reasons for our obliviousness is that we tend to take energy for granted. The alarm clock that woke us up this morning, the water that flowed from the tap, the food (energy!) we ate for […]
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:
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.