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Elizabeth A. Johnson
The Earth is in trouble. How can religious traditions like Christianity be bearers of wisdom and help lay out a roadmap for ecological care of the planet?
a scanned image from a newspaper with kids on bikes. father james martin is in the photo as a child
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.
The first Earth Day aligned people of all political stripes and cultural backgrounds, because who wouldn't want to conserve the environment and stop air pollution?
Clouds gather but produce no rain as cracks are seen in the dried-up municipal dam in drought-stricken Graaff-Reinet, South Africa, Nov.14, 2019. In a July 13, 2022, message to participants of a Vatican conference on climate change, Pope Francis said humanity has a "moral obligation" to protect the environment and combat climate change. (CNS photo/Mike Hutchings, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
A recent Pew survey found that overall Catholics show a higher degree of worry about the impact of climate change than other Christian denominations, but the issue appears to divide U.S. Catholics along the same political and racial lines as within the wider public.
America Video

In just 10 years, Pope Francis has had a world-changing papacy. From viral moments to global travel to groundbreaking papal documents, the pope has made a profound impact on the Catholic Church and the world. To commemorate Francis’ 10th anniversary America’s editors have chosen what we think are the top 10 most memorable moments of Francis’ papacy—so far.

Politics & SocietyDispatches
Filipe Domingues
Devastated by malnutrition and preventable diseases like flu, pneumonia, anemia, malaria and diarrhea, the Yanomami people have been called victims of a contemporary genocide by government authorities.
a nun stands facing away from the camera, a crane is hoisting a large christmas tree in front of the vatican
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.