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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.
At left: the Marshall Steam Station coal power plant, near Mooresville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
In issuing “Laudato Si’,” nine years ago, Pope Francis made climate change a central issue in the church’s social teaching. Are we still paying attention?
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.
Indigenous people march with a banner that reads "Indigenous Land of Brazil" as they commemorate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People in São Paulo on August 9, 2022.
Filipe Domingues
Among the main concerns they mentioned were the role of the laity, especially of women; the contribution of the church on ecology in light of the encyclical “Laudato Si’”; and “spiritual conversation,” a method of discernment that was adopted to structure discussions during the first assembly that could become a major legacy of the synod.
As COP28 kicks off, "Jesuitical" welcomes Jose Aguto, the executive director of Catholic Climate Covenant, to discuss Catholic climate advocacy at this pivotal moment.