The Green Pope isn't who you think it is

There once was a Pope called “The Green Pope.” He earned the title from both the religious and the secular alike, because he wrote frequently about the environment and asked all Catholics to be better stewards of God’s creation. Under this pope’s pontificate, the Vatican became the world’s first sovereign state to become carbon-neutral, meaning… Continue reading The Green Pope isn't who you think it is

The disagreements between Pope Francis and some Bishops

These days, when the classic Catholic parlor game of deciding who in the Vatican is for the pope and who’s against him gets underway, German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller often figures near the top of most lists for the latter camp. Prefect of the Vatican’s powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and thus… Continue reading The disagreements between Pope Francis and some Bishops

The Environmental message of Pope Francis highlighted on the Basilica, Rome – Watch

The Year of Mercy opening ceremony in extended to the late evenings of yesterday when time came for a three hours light show of Nature and Environment. A light Show depicting the beauty of Wildlifes, nature and the environment, Inspired by Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care of our Common Home, changing images of endangered… Continue reading The Environmental message of Pope Francis highlighted on the Basilica, Rome – Watch

Pope Francis Awarded PETA-Person of the Year

The UK-based animal welfare charity PETA has named Pope Francis as her Person of the Year. PETA explained that Pope Francis’ ability to ask about 1.2 billion Catholics and other citizens of the world to “respect the environment and treat animals with kindness,” was what made the Pope the number one person of PETA. Ingrid Newkirk, the PETA… Continue reading Pope Francis Awarded PETA-Person of the Year

Philippine Bishops ban Usage of Ivory in the church

  The usage of Ivory in churches have been a thing of beauty to decorate the church with art works made out of them (like statues), but the Philippine Bishops after their Philippine Bishops Conference meeting have put a stop to the usage of further ivory art work used in the name of or in… Continue reading Philippine Bishops ban Usage of Ivory in the church

How the Pope used the environment to preach to the UN

Pope Francis’ appeal to the United Nations General Assembly to care for both the environment and the human person was actually a deft move to introduce more Church teaching to the body, a U.N. expert explained. “In an interesting fashion throughout this whole visit, so far [Pope Francis] hasn’t taken that tone of correcting people… Continue reading How the Pope used the environment to preach to the UN

Care for environment is a moral duty, not a political football, bishop tells Americans

After Pope Francis insisted at the White House that the present moment is “critical” for addressing the threat of climate change, one bishop implored Americans to recognize environmental stewardship as a moral imperative. “It has been a very politicized topic,” Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces admitted to CNA Sept. 23 about the issues of… Continue reading Care for environment is a moral duty, not a political football, bishop tells Americans

Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots by embracing environmental stewardship. “This really is a re-founding,” Fr. James Orthmann of Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, Va. told CNA, a “real renewal and a re-founding, and in a real sense getting back to… Continue reading Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Pope listens to what Francis of Assisi can teach us about creation

On the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the preacher to the papal household said that St. Francis of Assisi is a key model in showing the link between faith in God and care for our common home. Saint Francis “is living proof of the contribution that faith in God can… Continue reading Pope listens to what Francis of Assisi can teach us about creation