Paul is dead!

Paul, the Octopus, that is. Remember Paul, during World Cup, and how a crustacean was taking a leading role in divining the future, getting the masses riled up, even generating death threats. Well, Paul is gone. He passed away and the football community mourns. Nature seems to have stepped its bounds, but now it has […]

Biodiversity ‘talk and no walk’

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya, Japan is at its midpoint and there is already talk about failure. Once again we find environmental issues which have high media attention get little action accomplished. The debates seem to be revolving around similar problems that the Climate Change international summits faced – the […]

How to dialogue with secular culture

Vatican journalist Sandro Magister has an interesting post on Mateo Ricci, the great missionary to China, and his method of evangelizing culture. Most of this is contained in the section called “The Method of Accommodation” at the bottom. The connection here is with the Pope’s historic address to the British Parliament mentioned in another post […]

The Role of Technology

Pope Benedict XVI gave an impressive address on the role of technology and the shaping of our current world. In a sense, this blog has much to do with a reflection on the role of technology and the new means in which to get a message across. While technology presents many opportunities it also presnets […]

Crisis of faith

An interesting CNN article describes the crisis of faith in the youth of today. Though this describes Christians mostly, I think it applies in a large extent to many expressions of Catholicism  as well – just my opinion from anecdotal evidence. Perhaps those most experienced with youth ministry can say more. Things described in the […]

Global poverty and climate change

Following up on previous posts, prompted by the UN Council which has been meeting on the situation of world poverty , Millennium Development Goals, and other key issues, there is a critical challenge that is going by almost unnoticed. Not unnoticed by Roger Pielke Jr. who in this post identifies some contradictions in policy approach […]

Virgil, God and nature

Virgil, the Roman poet most famous for the Aeneid, composed his first major work in 42 BC called the Eclogues. These are  interesting from an environmental perspective since here already we see a nostalgic, if not romantic, depiction of life in the countryside and the pastoral life. From the busy city of Rome, Virgil depicts […]

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