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The Pope and the Economy

Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation has received plenty of attention around the world. Now the man is Time’s “Person of the Year”. But perhaps the most controversial aspect, at least in the USA, has been the economic issue. His words on this subject drew critiques, such as this one  from Samuel Gregg here who said […]

Faith, The Bridge Between God´s Creatures and their Participation in the Understanding of the Greater Meaning of the Creation.

This post is part of the conference  about  “Jesus and Nature: Catholic Perspectives on Environmental Issues”, presented in Rio from July 22-24 for WYD.  Thank you to  Dr. José Duarte de Barros Filho for this  valuable  contribution. Biology and Faith are two marvelous aspects of the majesty, wisdom and love of God

A Catholic scientist speaks on Climate Change

Sophie Caldecott has a wonderful inetrview with Glenn Juday, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The interview focuses on climate change, and expresses through Juday’s ideas what a Catholic position should be. As Sophie says, he “has a refreshingly positive attitude towards the issue of global climate change.” I have spoken at […]

A Pastoral Letter to Surfers

Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu has written a wonderful Pastoral Letter to Surfers for the Year of Faith. I have seen some  attempts of connecting surfing to the spiritual lessons of the Christian life, such as  Peter Kreeft here. But this short and simple letter is my favorite so far. Quoting Benedict, Augustine and Aquinas, […]

Pope Benedict XVI: “Concern to safeguard Creation” is a Sign of the Times

In a recent Catechesis, Pope Benedict XVI focused on “how to speak about God in our times”. While his talk emphasized the importance of prayer and direct contact with Jesus, among other elements, towards the end he mentioned the importance of listening to the signs of the times. The care for creation was 1 among […]

Religion and the Euro

Here is an interesting article from the BBC on the religious fault lines along which the Euro and European crisis are being debated. Some of this has been mentioned here, here and here. Below an excerpt: Discussion among eurozone leaders about the future of their single currency has become an increasingly divisive affair. On the […]

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