California’s Drought & Farmworkers

Most of us are aware that the drought has affected our livelihood. We can’t use as much water for various activities such as jumping around in the sprinkler, washing cars, or watering plants. The rare rain we had last winter brightened the landscape with a kind of spring-green brilliance that we’d all but forgotten about, which has gone back to …

Understanding What’s Happening to Our Common Home

“Let us review, however cursorily, those questions which are troubling us today and which we can no longer sweep under the carpet. Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity, but rather to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each …

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2016

I was sure I wasn’t to going to make it but I prayed anyway. When she told me my flight had been cancelled again, I groaned inwardly and sighed aloud. But let it be known, that the answer to our prayers is sometimes yes! The travel lady told me there was one flight yet that hadn’t been cancelled. Hours later …

A Week With GreenFaith

For one week in June, 2016, I had the lucky opportunity to gather together with over 50 participants hailing from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds, all working towards the same thing: learning and sharing about climate change affects, networking and engaging in ideas on how to move forward in our communities in the realm of environmental justice and sustainability. How …