Post-Matthew Haiti

The last post on this blog asked this question: If all people need land upon which to live and from which to draw sustenance, what does it mean for exiles and refugees to be landless? What are the effects on their social stability, sense of identity, and connections with the land? What is my responsibility … More Post-Matthew Haiti

The Gift of Land

The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:12) In A New Heaven, A New Earth: The Bible and Catholicity (Orbis, 2016), Dianne Bergant, CSA leads us to new ways of understanding … More The Gift of Land

Openness to Animals

I’m not a big fan of animals, so when I reached the chapter on “Openness to Animals” in Jay B. McDaniel’s Earth, Sky, God and Mortals: Developing an Ecological Spirituality (Wipf&Stock, 2009), I knew I was facing a challenge! I can reflect fairly easily on oneness with creation when the focus is earth, water, sky, … More Openness to Animals

Collateral Damage

As you know, I have been reading and blogging a lot this summer about the intersection of spirituality, science, ecology, and our responsibility to care for creation. This reading and writing has made me more sensitive to environmental issues in the news. Sadly, some of this news does not make national headlines and news broadcasts. … More Collateral Damage