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  • Green Junction: Season of Creation by Julie Peller Ph.D.

    Green Junction In this Season of Creation (9/3 – 10/4), Pope Francis reminds us to take “decisive, urgent action to transform the climate crisis into an opportunity.” The high severity of natural disasters in just the last few months has touched the lives of nearly one-third of the people living in the US. From the […]

  • The Widow’s Mite

    For example, assuming Both Richard Rohr and Bishop Strickland of Tyler TX preached today on the Gospel, (Mk 12:38-44 or 12:41-44) I can just imagine, maybe they would be as different as night and day. The widow had no plan B, no savings to fall back on, no tomorrow. How many of our hierarchy would […]

  • Good Morning to all on this Eve of All Saints

    Good Morning to all on this eve of All Saints Let us remember ALL the Saints not just those declared by the church, keeping in mind the spirit and thinking of Origen, Gregory of Nysa, Thomas Aquinas, Hans Urs von Balthasar, De Lubac, Dun Scotus, Bonaventure, and current theologians of The alternative Perennial Orthodoxy that […]

  • Green Junction: The Pandemic has tested the capacity of populations. By Julie Peller Ph.D.

    The damage from humanity’s exploitation of the earth’s natural resources plays out daily around the globe. However, significant parts of the population experience milder effects of climate change, massive waste, biodiversity loss, etc. How attentive are those who do not experience intense, direct effects of these massive global problems? Do people of faith feel empathetic […]

  • A Reflection: Late Night Musings

    Originally posted on Pastor Michael Moore's Blog:
    Sister Moon over our house tonight I came across the following quote from a letter that Thomas Merton wrote to Dorothy Day in 1961. She was knee deep in the fight for those whom society and the establishment ignored and abused in their quest for riches and…

  • Silence – A Reflection

    Originally posted on Pastor Michael Moore's Blog:
    Setting up for a Shabbat class via Abbey of the Arts Today Denise and I awoke for the second morning in our own bed. The past two months have been a journey we could never have imagine in our wildest nightmares. 12,000+ miles driving back and forth…

  • Green Junction: Humanity’s Ability to deal with Pandemics By Julie Peller Ph.D.

    Green Junction Tackling the coronavirus pandemic has been a worldwide challenge and, at this time, has led to over 4 million deaths around the globe, over 612,000 in the US alone. In comparison, the deadly H1N1 virus that ravaged the world as the “Spanish flu” from 1918 to 1920 led to an estimated 50 million […]

  • A Call for Action and Contemplation

    I just got around to reading this and for those of you who are Catholic and living in the Archdiocese of Chicago, if you haven’t read this please do. The article is pretty good, to say the least considering some of the verbiages we hear coming from the hierarchy in the US. I was particularly […]

  • GREEN JUNCTION: Seize the opportunity to enact and support climate change. BY JULIE PELLER PH.D

    To escape intense heat during the heatwave in Oregon, at least 100 baby hawks purposefully plunged as much as 60 feet to the ground. The Blue Mountain Wildlife rehabilitation center had never seen this before, according to its director. Smoke from the extreme west coast wildfires made its way across the United States, prompting numerous […]

  • GREEN JUNCTION: To hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. BY JULIE PELLER PH.D

    This year’s Laudato Si conference, sponsored by Catholic Climate Covenant and Creighton University, featured Cardinal Cupich of the Chicago Archdiocese. He offered his faith-filled perspective on the state of society and its connection to environmental degradation. He explained that we are experiencing one major crisis, an ecological emergency that is both social and environmental. He reiterated the […]