Season of Creation Week 2

The 2022 Season of Creation started on September 1st and continues until the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4th. The Season of Creation is a time to focus on creation and ask ourselves what more we can do to take care of it. This year, we are asked to “listen to theContinue reading “Season of Creation Week 2”

Going Plastic Free in July

Millions of people around the world are participating in Plastic Free July that starts on Friday, July 1. You might say “I can’t go plastic free” and I would answer “Nor can I!” but the idea behind Plastic Free July is to move us all in the right direction in reducing our use of plastic,Continue reading “Going Plastic Free in July”

Celebrate Earth Day with these Events

Earth Day is less than three weeks away, falling this year on Friday, April 22nd. Looking for a way to celebrate? I am reminded of what Saint Francis was reported to have said: “Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” In other words, actions speak louder than words so why not performContinue reading “Celebrate Earth Day with these Events”

Five reasons why Catholics should care about COP26

At the end of this month, the 26th iteration of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties or COP26 will commence in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference, which lasts two weeks, starts on October 31 and ends on November 12. Brian Roewe of the National Catholic Reporter recently wrote an excellent article entitled “5 reasonsContinue reading “Five reasons why Catholics should care about COP26”

Season of Creation Week 4: Ditch the Plastic

We are in the fourth week of the Season of Creation. Last week the theme was using “eat for the planet”; this week the theme is “From Single-use to Multi-use.” So why is plastic such a big deal if you recycle your plastic? Well, first there is the carbon footprint of manufacturing plastic. Hint: itContinue reading “Season of Creation Week 4: Ditch the Plastic”


When dealing with the climate crisis, you may be paralyzed with inaction since the problem seems so “intractable and hopeless.” It isn’t. In fact, the climate crisis is waiting for you; it’s calling your name; it needs your help; you just need to start.  The Nigerian poet, Ijeoma Umebinyuo, wrote: Start now. Start where youContinue reading “Just…start”

Earth Day 2021

Last Thursday was the fifty-first Earth Day. Pope Francis was invited to speak at two Earth Day events; the international climate summit hosted by President Biden and the Earth Day Live event organized by the Earth Day Network. In both presentations, the Holy Father urged world leaders to act to create “a just, equitable, environmentallyContinue reading “Earth Day 2021”