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Obese and Pampered Pets

There are 2 problematic articles that reflect more about us than perhaps the animal kingdom, one on obesity the other on pet spending. Vatican II has a key phrase I often repeat, which proves true time and again: “The truth is that the imbalances under which the modern world labors are linked with that more basic imbalance which […]

Lent and Nature Part I: Preamble for Reconciliation

I have spoken before about the relationships between the season of Lent, that precedes Easter, and the environment: last year Pope Benedict XVI spoke of conversion, related to the ecological conversion. This year the reference to the environment is somewhat more explicit. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which marked the beginning of lent, and in yesterday’s catechesis […]