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.
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A native of Goa India, Daniel is a Math and Theology teacher at Jesuit High School Sacramento where he is teaching teenagers to count their blessings and pray before Algebra tests. A former techie in Silicon Valley, where he did not work for tech support, Daniel enjoys photography, hiking, vegan baking, and going to bed at 9:30pm everyday.
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Leisure is meant to cultivate wonder, not make us more productive.
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.
California Is in a Drought. Taking Shorter Showers Is Not the Solution.
The California drought is an opportunity to examine how meat-heavy diets cause a strain to our water supply.
The Fishing Industry Has Rendered Most Mass Fish Consumption Unethical
Catholics are called to care for creation and the marginalized. How does eating fish fit into this exhortation?
My Catholic Faith Pushed Me to Adopt an Almost Vegan Diet
The Catholic Church condemns animal cruelty. Does our consumption of animal products violate this teaching?
A Catholic Case for Carbon Tax
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.
Imagining a Better Economy Post COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has broken our habits of consumption. Now is a time to reassess so that we can create an economy that is healthier for the environment and better serves people’s needs.
Immigration Reform: Moving from Prophecy to Policy
How can we articulate a fair immigration policy in a divided country?
Should A Catholic Support the Border Wall?
A Christian take on immigration, Trump’s border wall, and the fence between the head and the heart.