Pope Francis delivers a recorded message during a news conference to unveil a new platform for action based on his 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si'” at the Vatican on May 25. At the dais are Carolina Bianchi, who works with the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and Sister Sheila Kinsey, co-secretary of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission of the International Union of Superiors General. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
For many women religious, the Laudato Si’ Action Platform is an opportunity to be creative, writes Kathleen Bonnette, as well as a way to disprove the alarmist idea that their communities are fading into obscurity.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis asked everyone to join a new global grassroots movement to create a more inclusive, fraternal, peaceful and sustainable world.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
As the U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry met privately with Pope Francis on May 15 to discuss climate initiatives and other issues.
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Humanity either must live up to its responsibility or continue on a path of self-destruction, Pope Francis said, commemorating Earth Day with a video message.
Arts & CultureCulture
Erika Rasmussen
Here are our recommendations for literature, music, podcasts and art to further deepen your own loving relationship with God’s magnificent, interconnected creation.
The microplastics discovered in human placentas were much smaller, invisible to the naked eye, but they are part of a rapidly worsening pollution crisis. (iStock/pcess609)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
Tiny pieces of plastic waste, already found at the top of Mount Everest and the bottom of the ocean, may now have a toehold in the human womb, writes Kathleen Bonnette.