Faith and Hope

Posted on 19. Mar, 2020 in Ecology, Economy, Environment, Faith and Justice, Natural Disasters

Our daily diet of news headlines these days seems to be concentrated on world disasters making us ask the question, ‘Where is God in all of this?’ In this piece from the archives, we look at the importance of hope – especially important these days. So how do we keep going, and continue to find hope?  Eileen […]

Carbon Free Lent Part 2

Posted on 05. Mar, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Lent

Lent is a time to draw connections between our spirituality and the ecology around us, so says, Brendan McManus SJ, who has been exploring meaningful ways in which to make a difference this Lent. After some searching, he came across the idea of a carbon fast for Lent. However he says that the most important […]

Beloved Amazonia

Posted on 27. Feb, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Environment, Gospel Values

In a surprising move from Pope Francis, his long-awaited document Apostolic Exhortation in response to the deliberations of the Pan-Amazonian synod, does not not address the question of the ordination of mature married men to the priesthood. Instead, in the text known as Querida Amazonia – Beloved Amazonia, he pitches hard for environmental and social […]

Carbon Fast for Lent

Posted on 27. Feb, 2020 in Christian Values, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Environment, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Nature

Lent is a time to draw connections between our spirituality and the ecology around us, so says, Brendan McManus SJ, who has been exploring meaningful ways in which to make a difference this Lent. After some searching, he came across the idea of a carbon fast for Lent. However he says that the most important […]

Women in the Church

Posted on 06. Feb, 2020 in Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Feminism/Women in the Church

In this second piece with Shiela Curran RSM, we look at the importance of women in the Church and ways in which they can achieve full inclusion. Shiela talks about the important role that women have always played in the Church since the very beginning, highlighting the the first witnesses to the resurrection were women. […]

Caring for our Common Home

Posted on 30. Jan, 2020 in Christian Values, Ecology, Feminism/Women in the Church

February begins with St Brigid’s day, the patron saint of ecology reminding us of our need to live sustainably and in harmony with nature. In this piece Shiela Curran RSM talks about the importance of ecology and how Laudato Si’ helped to change our spiritual vision of the world around us. Sheila’s ministry and research […]

Responding to the Environment

Posted on 07. Nov, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Ecology

The meeting for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region brought for several important proposals. Most of the attention went to the issue of married clergy and female deacons, but they also took a very hard look at the environment and our planet’s future. In this second part of our series with Colm Holmes, […]

Celebrating St. Francis

Posted on 24. Oct, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Ecology

The feast day of St Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment, is celebrated in October. In this interview with artist Eve Parnell, we look back on some of the ways that artists have celebrated and depicted St. Francis over the years. We also look at the connection between him and the current Pope […]

Supporting the Climate Strikers

Posted on 03. Oct, 2019 in Community, Ecology, Environment

Don Mullan, is a long time author and activist. He has written extensively about the troubles in the north and is now very involved in the climate change movement, which he sees as the great civil rights movement of our times. He is also a spokesman for the Society of African Missions (SMA), who are involved […]

Theology for Climate Justice

Posted on 26. Sep, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Ecology

The recent Climate Strikes saw millions of children joined by adults to strike for a better future. In this second part of our story, Dr Lorna Gold author and specialist in International Development and vice-chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement looks at some of the theology that could support the strikes, in particular Laudato Si’. In […]