Once upon a time, Kaeley Einheuser would have been the last person to approach a beehive.
But then St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Augustine, Florida, where Einheuser is a senior, hosted a local beekeeper during Earth Week last year.
After learning about the big role tiny bees play as pollinators in the Earth’s ecosystem, she became an ardent, um, bee-liever.
Recently I stood pondering Laudato Si’ and the daily choices we must make to care for our common home in the middle of a grocery aisle – or a few aisles actually.
I was attending a small gathering of friends and agreed to bring the beverages. My immediate thought was to go to the nearby grocery store and quickly buy something. But there were a vast number of options, and most were packaged in different sizes of plastic – liter bottles, quart bottles, individual bottles ... etc… so I moved on from the plastic aisle.
Nobody likes to count the pounds around Thanksgiving, but at St. Pius X and St. Mary of the Assumption Pastorate in Baltimore, Maryland, it can actually be inspiring.
Volunteers in the pastorate’s Giving Garden ministry harvested and delivered 1,150 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to a local food bank in 2021, thanks in part to a grant from Catholic Climate Covenant. Their 2021 harvest was nearly double that of 2019 -- talk about your green thumbs!
Tomorrow, December 12, marks the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement and it’s also the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. When you give to our year-end campaign from now until midnight, December 13, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $5,000!) by a generous donor in honor of these special events. Help us reach our fundraising goal this weekend and see below why forced migration due to climate change is just one reason to support our work. Thank you and blessings!
A forlorn-looking polar bear on a small piece of ice was once the quintessential image of climate change and its impact. In the past decade, however, the impact of climate change on human beings, particularly the vulnerable, has moved to the very center of the movement for climate justice and coverage of these issues in the press.