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Archdiocese of Washington creates plan to care for creation

WASHINGTON — Launched Aug. 16, the Archdiocese of Washington’s action plan to promote “an integral ecology” includes practical ways that parishes, Catholic schools and...

Analog human compassion shows power and beauty

I recently spent a few days visiting the hospital to take care of a loved one who had some complications from a cancer procedure....

In response to ‘Laudato Si”, Brooklyn Diocese launces solar energy project

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn cut the ceremonial ribbon June 10 for a solar-energy project launched to answer Pope Francis’ “urgent...

Momentum for Laudato Si’ gears up for next decade

VATICAN CITY — When the special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year closes May 24, it will celebrate progress made over the past five years, and...

Follow the example of our elders and care for the earth...

In 1891, Pope Leo XIII articulated his vision of Catholic social teaching impacting the affairs of our world. Like Jesus, who entered the world...

‘Fratelli Tutti’ Encyclical is ‘an important contribution to the church’s rich...

WASHINGTON -- In his new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship," Pope Francis reminds the faithful that "God’s plan for humanity has...

The U.N. at 75: Continuing to work for world-wide peace and...

The United Nations was born in 1945 out of the rubble and human devastation of World War II. Like its predecessor, the League of...

Guardian Angels: Safeguarding minors is a mandate, not a choice

VATICAN CITY — Concern and frustration with delayed and failed responses to abuse scandals in Poland culminated in a desperate appeal to Pope Francis...

Five years after Laudato Si’ panelists at Vatican say it must...

VATICAN CITY  -- The coronavirus pandemic and ongoing global crises clearly indicate that Pope Francis' encyclical on caring for creation urgently needs to be...

We should step up our response to the call to action...

"In a world where I am surrounded by countless reasons to lose hope, I am fortunate to work in a place where hope lives...

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