Silent Voices

As someone who has been very moved by Pope Francis and his recent visit to the United States, I have been prayerfully following the Synod on the Family these past few weeks. Much has been written about the controversies and intrigues of this Synod (which officially ended today), including in-fighting amongst the bishops regarding contentious … More Silent Voices

St. Francis Village

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of joining our Postulants for a trip to New York and New Jersey to visit some of our friaries and ministries. One of the highlights of the trip was Saint Francis Village, a non-profit farming ministry that seeks to create sustainable agriculture-based solutions to address poverty and hunger in developing nations. … More St. Francis Village

Why Pope Francis and the Church Treat Climate Change as a Moral Issue

Originally posted on Millennial:
Last month, NPR (National Public Radio) held a workshop for energy and environment reporters in Chicago. I was invited to be on a panel titled “The Environment as a Moral Question” and outline Catholic teaching on ecology and climate change. Here are some excerpts of my address: Catholic Social Teaching In…