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Lent and Nature II: From Creation to the Cross

This year Pope Benedict XVI launched Lent with a homily for Ash Wednesday that offered several insights into the Catholic view of creation and the environment. His homily centered on the “ashes”, the central symbol for Ash Wednesday and an important one for the Lenten season. Following the trajectory of ashes from creation, through sin to […]

The Ecological Conversion

“Without the light of faith, the entire universe finishes shut within a tomb devoid of any future, any hope.” These are words in this years Message for Lent by Pope Benedict XVI. The term ‘ecological conversion’ has been widely used in Catholic environmental discourse, hinted at in Pope John Paul II’s 1990 World Day of […]

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