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Solar panels are seen on the roof of the Paul VI audience hall at the Vatican in this Dec. 1, 2010, file photo. Installing “green rooftops” are one way for colleges to participate in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michael SchuckNancy Tuchman
“Laudato Si’” reveals global ecological challenges that threaten our very existence. Catholic universities cannot wait to embrace clean energy and help build a sustainable world.
Men cutting turf from bog in Maamturk Mountains near Cong, Ireland. iStock photo.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
Destroying bogland is the Irish equivalent of burning the Amazon.
The price for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline is shown at a service station in Denver on March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John W. Miller
Our natural impulse is to do whatever it takes to keep gasoline and other prices low. But should it be cheap to further endanger our planet?
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Susan K. Barnett
Sister Adela Orea finally got a clean water source for her hospital in Chiapas, Mexico. But should it take a tenacious sister and years of persistence for a health care facility to get safe water?
A leading contributor to climate change is the release of methane gas from livestock grazing in pastures and confined in feedlots around the globe. (iStock/dusanpetkovic)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mary E. McGann
Pope Francis has called for Catholics to support principles of “total sustainability.” A meat industry that warms the planet, ravages forests and fouls our water is incompatible with those principles.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Eve Tushnet
We need a new image of what it means to be a good neighbor.