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The Spirituality of Bees

The Vatican Newspaper “L’Osservatore Romano” has recently published an article “Sentinels of Creation” on the Pope’s farm in Castel Gandolfo and the new addition to their stewardship projects: half a million bees. The bees are a gift from Coldiretti, the largest farming group, and the words of the President stress the stewardship aspect for which he seeks […]

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 […]

Bear Essentials (of Hibernation)

Recent investigations on what happens to bears during hibernation have revealed interesting results with possible medical applications for humans.Read the full BBC article here.  A great example of how we can learn from nature and improve human life (the Pope’s favorite animal can offer us even more). The bears metabolism drops to 25% of its […]

The Narrow Way: A Catholic diet

Here is a great article about the relationship of wight loss and the spiritual life. Tom Collingwood, mentioned before, has drawn the connections between the health of one’s body, the health of the environment and the Christian life in his book: Becoming a Creation Steward. This article from CNA explains a Catholic diet developed to […]

Holy See Observer on Redefining Gender

I have mentioned before the 55th session of UNESCO’s Commission on the Status of Women which is ongoing, and the Vatican’s participation. Recently there has been a stronger statement by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, on the ideological attempt to redefine gender. Before denouncing the ideological move, the Archbishop cites […]

The Holy See on Women

“Education Is a Key to the Authentic Advancement of Women in the World” This was the key message of the Holy See delegation of the Economic and Social Council’s 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Other highlights mentioned the need to: respect education based on human dignity and respect of religious […]

What happened in Cancun?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtmydiQTHpc] This is video shows the key moment in Cancun where a climate ‘agreement’ was reached. Many news outlets hailed the meeting as a big success, and indeed there was an agreement, but how significant is it? Not so much. John Broder has a good piece in the NYT that summarizes what actually went on, […]

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