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A statue of Mary stands alongside a hurricane-damaged house on the coast of southern Louisiana (photo: Kevin Jackson/America Media).
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
In the face of a changing climate and polarized politics, the people of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off, La., have learned to trust in God’s care and the care of one another.
Christopher Parker
Increased rates of malnourishment, greater discrimination against women and widening restrictions on religious freedom have contributed to a higher rate of material and spiritual poverty worldwide.
A boy stands before wind turbines at the Ashegoda Wind Farm, near Mekele in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Congolese Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu said the climate crisis is holding back African development. (CNS photo/Kumerra Gemechu, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.
“Loss and damage” because of climate change—the idea that the worst affected emerging economies receive compensation from affluent nations that have contributed the most to global warming—has for the first time been included on the agenda.
A massive drought in southern Madagascar, with a dried up river.
Politics & SocietyNews
Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
A recent study from the international humanitarian agency Catholic Relief Services (CRS) found that American Catholics were more likely to express that climate change is a shared responsibility than their non-Catholic counterparts.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
One of the lesser-known facts about the story of the seven days of creation is that it was written in response to a disaster, and its comforts can be applicable even today.
Politics & SocietyNews
Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service
Hurricane Ian has left many parishes in the the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla., devastated as the system continues to move north from the state.