The Catholic Church condemns animal cruelty. Does our consumption of animal products violate this teaching?
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An Overview of Fratelli Tutti
On Sunday, Pope Francis released the third encyclical of his papacy entitled “Fratelli Tutti,” on fraternity and social friendship. An encyclical is one of the highest ranking documents from a Pope. In this lengthy letter, he offers critiques of populism, neoliberalism, and militarized borders. He restates a rejection of the death penalty. He calls on all people to recognize and live out our common fraternity. Read this article for a complete overview.
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.
On Earth Day, My Grandma’s Dream Reminds Me to Let God Be the Gardener
Gardening does not need to be about perfection; it can help us remember that God is the one who is in control.
Adam, Christ, and the Tiger King
In this strangest of Easter seasons, what do “Tiger King” and the resurrection of Christ have in common?
Loving Amazonia: Pope Francis Amplifies the Voice of Amazonian Peoples
In “Querida Amazonia” Pope Francis amplifies the voice of Amazonian peoples and reminds the world to treat the Amazon with love.
11 Highlights from Pope Francis’s Querida Amazonia
Pope Francis reflects on the Amazon Synod and dreams of an Amazon region that shows forth reconciliation among God, people, and the environment.
A Young Jesuit Reflects on 50 Years of Social Justice
Matt Ippel, SJ celebrates the Jesuit commitment to “the service of faith and the promotion of justice”, remembers those who have died for it, and is inspired to keep fighting for it.
Recap of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice 2019
This weekend in Washington DC was the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Two thousand students came from high schools and colleges around the country, along with a handful of international delegations. The theme for 2019 was “Radical Hope and Prophetic Action” and the event featured keynote speakers Sr. Peggy O’Neill, S.C., from the Center of Arts for Peace in El Salvador, Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D., from Georgetown University, and Reyna Montoya, CEO of Aliento.
Tom Reese, SJ on the Amazon Synod: An Interview
Where are we as the Church moves toward the end of the Synod? A veteran observer of the synods and Papacy reflects.