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”

Sign the fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

Cardinal Michael Czerny, Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has expressed support for the fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty and announced last week that all new exploration and production of oil must be phased out to prevent global temperatures from rising to a “precipice.”  This is why over 250,000 individuals, including GretaContinue reading “Sign the fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty”

Greta Thunberg

It’s difficult to point to a single global leader on the climate. Al Gore, former vice president of the US was one of the early climate leaders and continues to lead on the climate. Catholics (and quite a few non-Catholics, I might add), look to Pope Francis for leadership on the climate, especially due toContinue reading “Greta Thunberg”

The Virtue and Responsibility of Hope

In the final chapter of Laudato Si, the Holy Father speaks of hope: Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope. It’s easy to feel despondent by the denial of undeniable facts by some in power, by the empty promisesContinue reading “The Virtue and Responsibility of Hope”