In spiritual direction, we speak with a trusted advisor who helps us to see God’s love in our lives more clearly. This can be a meaningful experience for the director as well as the person seeking direction.
Why do we expect a young girl to cry over a pet goat she must give up for slaughter but not over the animals we eat on a daily basis? Compassion for all God’s creation should motivate us to consider more deeply the ways we relate to all animals, not only some of them.
It’s easy to accuse others of hypocrisy, yet none of us is perfect. How can Christians have credibility to preach the Gospel if they’re also sinners who don’t practice what they preach?
Christian faith calls us to remember our mortality, but thinking about death doesn’t have to be a source of discomfort. Meditating on death can deepen our awareness of God’s presence in our lives and our need to rely on God for our very lives.
Being pro-life and vegan might seem incompatible, but Daniel Mascarenhas argues that defense of life must be consistent.
There are many reasons to prefer one kind of car or truck over others, but one we often don’t consider is the difference among cars in protecting pedestrians.
We need to understand why care for creation matters to us because truths about environmental degradation have no power over us if they do not relate to us.
Why do we eat cows but not dogs? Why does it seem that some animals have different, and better, rights than do others? Daniel Mascarenhas wrestles with these thorny questions from several different angles.
This essay is not about inflation, or about eating at a Michelin star restaurant. This essay is not about exotic superfoods from the Himalayas or about Jesuit extravagance. This essay is about gardening. Put on your work boots, and prepare for some garden variety theology.