Celebrating the Feminine Divine

In avoiding malls and present-buying in the days before Christmas, I discovered a great gift. Instead of finding bargains or new gadgets that I didn’t know existed, I encountered for the first time two poems: “Annunciation” by Denise Levertov and “Hagia Sophia” by Thomas Merton. Cynthia Bourgeault, Episcopal priest and master teacher at the Living … More Celebrating the Feminine Divine

Why We’re Called to Protect the Gift of Creation: The Catholic Church and Climate Change

[Note: Below is the text of a speech I gave at the NC Conference on Religion and Climate Change Oct. 13, 2014. I decided to publish it on this blog after several people asked for copies and our pastor, Fr. Steve Patti, OFM, based part of a recent homily on it.] Consider this quote: “Our … More Why We’re Called to Protect the Gift of Creation: The Catholic Church and Climate Change