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.
When recycling trash and donating things doesn’t work, we can ask God to help us reject our consumerist tendencies.
St. Ignatius’s Principle and Foundation can help us order our lives and our goals toward that is most important.
The idea of billions of sentient creatures slaughtered to satisfy our gastronomic wants around the holidays should give us pause. There are no good reasons for eating animal products as part of holiday traditions.
Our contemporary culture seems to suggest that free time should be spent in mindless entertainment or in rest for the purpose of being more productive later. However, leisure can put us deeper in touch with creation and our Creator when set aside for contemplative wonder.
The California drought is an opportunity to examine how meat-heavy diets cause a strain to our water supply.
Catholics are called to care for creation and the marginalized. How does eating fish fit into this exhortation?
The Catholic Church condemns animal cruelty. Does our consumption of animal products violate this teaching?
As Catholics we are called to care for our common home. A Pigouvian tax on the negative externality of carbon emissions is a systemic stem toward that care.