Celebrating Saint Francis

I am writing this on October 4, the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, who incidentally,  our amazing Pope and our care for creation ministry are named after. What an amazing example for us to all follow. Pope Francis, in fact, named his wonderful Laudato Si encyclical after the beginning of Saint Francis’s CanticleContinue reading “Celebrating Saint Francis”

Season of Creation Week 5

We are now in the final week of the Season of Creation, that time in the church calendar, where we focus on God’s creation and how we can work to care for it. During week 1, I asked you to consider your banking and investments and how your money is being used to work forContinue reading “Season of Creation Week 5”

Season of Creation Week 4

We are now in week four of the Season of Creation, that time in the church calendar, where we focus on God’s creation and how we can work to better take care of it. During week 1, I asked you to consider your banking and investments and how your money is being used to workContinue reading “Season of Creation Week 4”

Season of Creation Week 3

September marks the end of summer and summer vacation for school children. September also is the month of the Season of Creation, that time of the church year to focus on creation and ask ourselves what more we can do to take care of it. The flipside of creation is climate change which is impactingContinue reading “Season of Creation Week 3”

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”

Season of Creation

The 2022 Season of Creation starts this week on September 1st and continues until the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4th. The first day of the season has also been designated as the World Day of Prayer for Creation as Pope Francis proclaimed: Each year, particularly since the publication of the EncyclicalContinue reading “Season of Creation”

Sustainable Investing

Last week I wrote about my excitement at the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act and how important it is that we continue to pressure our leaders to act on climate change and social justice. I also mentioned that the world of finance is another key sector where it’s absolutely necessary to pressure those inContinue reading “Sustainable Investing”

The Burning Bush

You probably heard Greta Thunberg plead “Our House is On Fire” at the World Economic Forum in 2019. This simple, yet impactful metaphor, cuts the complexities of climate change to the core.  “I have heard their cry…I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you…I will be with you” (Ex 3: 1-12) The theme forContinue reading “The Burning Bush”

From Legislation to Banking

The Inflation Reduction Act should become law by about the time you read this. And if you care about creation and climate change and haven’t had a chance to read about it: you should. It’s the biggest legislation in US history to answer what Pope Francis refers to as the “cry of the earth” andContinue reading “From Legislation to Banking”

We did it!

Just after putting last week’s blog post to bed, I pulled up the New York Times on my phone to read that West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin “in a Reversal, Agrees to Climate and Tax Package“. Like many, I had given up all hope that this year’s US Congress would pass any meaningful climate changeContinue reading “We did it!”