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.
Posts in Creation
Discouraged by the wounds in the everlasting hills of his home state, Nate trusts in the way the Sacred Heart of Jesus continues to labor even in the face of environmental catastrophe.
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.
This past Holy Saturday Luke went from marching through downtown Manhattan for the climate crisis to participating in the Easter Vigil liturgy, all within the space of four hours. He shares his spiritual journey in his first article.
When recycling trash and donating things doesn’t work, we can ask God to help us reject our consumerist tendencies.
The end of 2021 is here! Today we reflect on the year by reviewing the 10 most-read TJP articles of 2021.
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.
In his first article, a Jesuit in Peru wonders if virtual teaching and a favorite Christmas song have something to teach him about unanswered prayers.
With the UN meeting on climate change in Glasgow and the increasing flights to space, Kevin Karam has been thinking a lot about the 2008 Pixar film, WALL-E, and what it has to tell us about what it means to be human and how our environment contributes to defining our humanity.
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.