Pope: We live at a time when profits and losses seem to be more highly valued than lives and deaths, and when a company’s net worth is given precedence over the infinite worth of our human family

“CLIMATE CHANGE AND NEW EVIDENCE FROM SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND POLICY” MEETING WITH FINANCE MINISTERS FROM VARIOUS NATIONS ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Casina Pio IV Monday, 27 May 2019 [Multimedia]   Ladies and Gentlemen, I extend a cordial welcome to each of you here: the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations and Ministers of Finance from …

Pope Francis laments continued fossil fuel investment. ‘Startling’ inaction on climate change must end, he says

The Pope lamented continued development of and investment in fossil fuels.  “We continue along old paths because we are trapped by our faulty accounting and by the corruption of vested interests,” he said. “We still reckon as profit that which threatens our very survival.”  “It is my prayerful hope that…you will agree upon a common plan that accords with climate science, the …

“The intimacy I shared when I thought I was losing my best friend is the intimacy we should have with the Earth…We each get to ask ourselves: what am I called forth to do at this time?

There is no removing the heat we have introduced into the oceans, nor the 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere every single year. There may be no changing what is happening, and far worse things are coming. How, then, shall we meet this?  We each get to ask ourselves: what am I called forth to …

Time for a General Strike

As climate journalist Dahr Jamail (The End of Ice, see his talk on Democracy Now) laid out, science shows that we are locked into catastrophic climate change. Our present carbon level in the atmosphere of 412 ppm translates into a 7 degree C temperature rise. The IPCC is so conservative that one of the authors of its recent report said to …

Pope Francis agrees, water is life and a basic human right. Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, allowing it to remain “chaste” as St. Francis described it

Where there is water there is life, making it possible for societies to arise and advance.  Our common home needs to be protected.  St. Francis tells us, water “serves with humility” and is “chaste”, when we do not pollute it. – The Pope speaks at seminar on “The human right to water”- Feb 24, 2017: “Where There is Water There is …

Bishops tell governments they have ‘moral duty’ to pursue a 1.5 C path

By Ruth Gledhill , Christopher Lamb in The Tablet UK ‘A fair and just ecological transition as required by the Paris Agreement is a matter of life or death for vulnerable countries and people.’ A picture is projected on St. Peters Basilica during the light show ‘Fiat Lux : Illuminating Our Common Home’ on December 8, 2015 at the Vatican. Photo: Photo: Vandeville …

Evolving Toward Cooperation

To clarify theory and worldview in Wilson’s words:   “The difference is that a theory can only tell us what is, while a worldview can tell us how to act.” Evolving Toward Cooperation: David Sloan Wilson’s New Evolutionary Biology, By Kurt Johnson, P2P Foundation and re-posted from Kosmos Journal, February 12, 2019  Shortly after the publication of The Coming Interspiritual Age in 2013, I was contacted by Dr. David Sloan Wilson, founder …

Socialist-Christian Alignment Visible in Pope’s Opening Remarks to World Youth Day: Another world is possible …. The right to the future is also a human right…

Another world is possible …. The right to the future is also a human right…, by DEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOV, Zenit, 24 Jan 2019 Pope Francis’ stressed this to Panamaian authorities and the diplomatic corps this morning in Panama City, on his first full day in Panama, his first visit ever to the Central American county. This Apostolic Visit for the occasion of the …

Catholicity: attunement to physical world, to have a sense of the cosmos or the whole order of things, including physical and spiritual things

Summary highlights from Ilia Delio’s Cosmos and Catholicity January 25, 2017 References are to the kindle version. Wholeness and wholemaking that emerges from the nexus of catholicity, cosmology, and consciousness. The early Greeks coined the word catholic to describe attunement to the physical order, so that catholicity meant living in harmony with the stars. To live in catholicity was to …