The global problem of resistant organisms
Green Junction Some of my most vivid memories of my early graduate school years were discussions about the difficulties in drug development for new antibiotics. A well-respected chemistry professor who worked on the synthesis of new compounds capable of fighting pathogenic bacteria, the bacteria that cause disease, spoke soberly about antibiotic resistance. From his presentations…
An interesting read
An interesting read; some say proactive, others say spot on, and some shake their heads. In all cases, David Bentley Hart provides food for thought, and think about the relationship of the gospel to social teachings in our modern world. PLOUGH.COM What Lies Beyond Capitalism? David Bentley Hart argues that capitalism can’t be reconciled with
Green Junction: Early Spring.
by Julie Peller, Ph.D. You are at the Green Junction: Early spring is the time of the year when it is easy to see humanity’s enormous, modern day waste problem, particularly along the roads. Our lifestyles generate, on average, 5 pounds of waste every day for every person in the US, and most people do…
Does Bruno whisper to Francis?
You know, in 1049, Bruno (I think he should have kept that name as pope) was enthroned as pope, taking the name Leo IX. Among his first acts was to counter threats from antipope Benedict IX. It seems like nothing has changed since then, and what he works on is to improve the papal finances,…
Green Junction: Waterways by Julie Peller Ph.D.
The James River in Virginia is the longest river in the state and it flows from the Appalachian Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. For centuries, hundreds of thousands of James spinymussels, small fresh water mussels less than three inches in length, inhabited the James River. They filter water (up to 15 gallons of water a…
Happy Birthday, St. Bonhoeffer
Happy Birthday, St. Bonhoeffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born on 4 February 1906, fully in the image and likeness of God. Like all of us, our life challenges us to maintain God’s likeness. Bonhoeffer became for the world a well-known theologian, pastor, and Nazi resister. He was educated in Europe and the US and had his…
Green Junction: By Julie Peller, Ph.D., “one of the largest contributors to the climate and ecological crisis.”
A November 2022 publication of The United Nations Environment Program describes the fashion industry as “one of the largest contributors to the climate and ecological crisis. It is nature intensive, reliant on fossil fuels, polluting throughout its value chain and wasteful to the extreme. It is also predicated on a culture of overproduction and consumption,…
Green Junction: Spring is coming! By Julie Teller Ph.D.
Early spring is the time of the year when it is easy to see humanity’s enormous, modern day waste problem, particularly along the roads. Our lifestyles generate, on average, 5 pounds of waste every day for every person in the US, and most people do not pay attention to garbage once it leaves the house.…
The TLM debate
The TLM debate How does a Latin Mass (or any Mass) “save” our soul? These are a means to an end, not the end in itself for bringing about the kingdom. On judgment day, it will call for our concrete acts of love. Let’s focus on what Jesus taught us, separate the wheat from the…