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Very few of us would argue that we have to care for the environment, in fact Pope Francis has said that it is our moral duty to care for Creation (Morning Homily from Feb 9, 2015). How does this notion square with the idea that Scripture tells us to dominate and subdue the earth? I ...read more
A few events the last couple weeks have led me to today’s reflection. Primarily, the fact that the Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will be releasing his second Encyclical later this month and that the topic of this papal document is the ecology. Add to that, the incredible response the news has garnered from ...read more
I was struck this past June when I read the Instrumentum Laboris, or working document for the 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will take place from Oct 5-19, 2014. The Synod, or meeting of Bishops, will focus on “pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation” which is ...read more
L-R:  UST Director of the Center for Faith & Culture Fr. Donald Nesti, CSSp, UST President Dr. Robert Ivany, Keynote speaker Fr. Michael Czerny S.J. with Dean of UST Cameron School of Business Dr. Beena George  By Marion Fernandez-Cueto U.S. business schools, and Catholic institutions in particular, have been doing some soul-searching since the economic ...read more
Most of us are concerned for the environment. Politicians, organizations and celebrities are constantly urging us to get “greener” and challenge us to “act more responsibly.” It seems that nothing today is more important than the need to take better care of our planet. On the other hand, another movement is gaining strength: Persons who ...read more