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a nun stands facing away from the camera, a crane is hoisting a large christmas tree in front of the vatican
FaithNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The centuries-old silver fir tree that had been destined to become the centerpiece Christmas decoration in St. Peter’s Square will now live, perhaps to see another century.
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.
st francis of assisi statue in maryland
FaithNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
On the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Vatican hosted the global premiere of a documentary on the need to address climate change using ideas from Laudato Si'.
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?