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On Jesuitical, Zac and Ashley speak with Andrea Von Kampen about her new album “Sister Moon,” which draws on the spiritual and ecological wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si’.”
Arts & CultureIdeas
Christine Lenahan
This year’s Met Gala (mostly) failed to push fashion boundaries—or imagine a more environmentally conscious future.
The sun rises above an array of rooftop solar panels,
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Daniel R. DiLeo
Pope Francis says that responses to climate change “have not been adequate.” This Earth Day, both clergy and laypeople must repent of our sins of omission and work toward decarbonization.
A man wraps his shirt over his face as he tries to extinguish a fire, near the seaside resort of Lindos, on the Aegean Sea island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on July 24, 2023. Among other regions, Europe is facing growing climate risks and is unprepared for them, the European Environment Agency said on March 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michal J. Kramarek
Almost four out of five U.S. Catholics said they “have a moral responsibility” to combat climate change. But there are strong differences between Democrats and Republicans on environmental issues.
In downtown Boa Vista, an enormous statue of a garimpeiro panning for gold dominates the square facing the state legislature.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael SwanYone Simidzu
Over the four-year administration of President Jair Bolsonaro, between 2019 and 2023, 570 Yanomami children perished as 20,000 wildcat miners, known in Brazil as garimpeiros, tore up the forest in what should have been protected Yanomami territory, seeking gold, tin and minerals used in contemporary hi-tech products.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
After the publication of "Laudato Si'," rumors circulated that Pope Francis had personally asked Leonardo Boff for his input on the writing of the encyclical. It marked an ironic turn in the theologian's long career.