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Laudato si’: The Catholic approach to climate change

Laudato si’ and climate change             Climate change is, not surprisingly, the most controversial and politically charged issue in Laudato si’. It has been a source of heated debate and confusion especially in the American context. In this essay I will outline everything the encyclical Laudato si’ says on climate change and then compare and […]

Politics and Faith

CNA has a great article summarizing Archbishop Gomez’s call to incorporate faith into politics. The current political climate and the hish stakes for believers concerning freedom of conscience and freedom of religion, only serve to illustrate how important it is to hold a position in “unity of life” in which the faith shapes “how we live […]

The End of the IPCC?

Judy Curry has an interesting post on a a proposed bill to kill US funding for the IPCC, which amounts to $12.5 million a year. Curry’s analysis is interesting, and she suggests that if the US bail, then other countries may follow suit and the IPCC may lose its status on the world climate change […]

Bias in Academia

As I navigate through the maze of Academia, anecdotally I find mysefl in some very curious situations. Last week for example, I taught a course on Catholicism and Climate Change and felt mysefl against the wall as students (young and old) were demanding that the Pope be clearer if he wanted Catholics to support climate […]

Economics, the Pope and G20

Pope Benedict XVI spoke to the G 20 Summit and highlighted the importance of the economic crisis and the duty of leaders: I therefore encourage you to tackle the numerous serious problems facing you — and which, in a sense, face every human person today — bearing in mind the deeper reasons for the economic […]

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