I have written before about the Dalai Lama and some environmental insights and approaches. In the context of the Assisi meetings this week, of which I will say more about soon, I think it is appropriate to take a look at another set of discussions with the Dalai Lama here. Clearly the buddhist idea of […]
Pope Benedict XVI continues to express abundant thoughts and teachings concerning Creation and the environment. Last week the Pope gave a catechesis on psalm 136, the Great Hallel traditionally sung by the Jews on the night of the Passover. While it is clear that the central and unifying concept of the psalm is the enduring […]
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.
After the historic speech in Germany and his mention of the environmental movement as one example of a challenge to the bunker of relativism, Pope Benedict XVI continues to make reference to the environment. In a speech to the Carthusian monks in southern Italy, he gave an interesting diagnostic of our world, where technology and […]
I apologise for the delay on this post, I have been occupied with my thesis which I defend this week. Yet the Pope’s words in Germany on the environment have a lasting impact, that will transcend the immediacy of the current situation. According to Vatican insider Sandro Magister Pope Benedict XVI’s speech to the German […]
I have commented before on Pope Benedict’s first private book “Jesus of Nazareth” and the environmentally relevant statements found there. In his second volume, there is less content than the first, but still relevant insights none-the-less. In general it is a book filled with spiritual insight on the inner life of Jesus during his Passion. […]
Pope Benedict XVI has two recent statements with some interesting connections to the environment. On last week’s catechesis the Pope developed further the “via pulchritudinis” or the “way of beauty” as one of the “channels that can lead us to God and also be helpful in our encounter with Him: It is the way of […]
There is an interesting article today in O Globo from Brazil on a recent discovery of medical uses obtained from the jararaca (in tupi it means large snake) poison. The jararaca is the name of a very common poisonous and deadly snake in Brazil, and responsible for a large amount of snake attacks in the country. I remember growing […]