Category Archive: environment

Jan 07

Sandy in Long Island


I just returned from Long Island where 8 of us from St Joe’s took some time to help people effected by Superstorm Sandy. We were hosted by Fr. Ted Brown, the director of Campus Ministry at LIU Post and a LaSallette priest (His nameplate on his desk just reads Ted Brown, Friend) and he and …

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Nov 07

Will Bishops Lose Their Tax Exempt Status for Pushing for Romney?

From the Religion News Service: A public watchdog group is charging the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with openly politicking on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and it wants the Internal Revenue Service to explore revoking the hierarchy’s tax-exempt status. “In completely unqualified terms, the IRS should immediately tell the Conference of Catholic …

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Aug 30

The Global Math

If there’s one article that we all should read it’s this one in Rolling Stone on Global Warming. I’ll cut to the chase as I read it. Our little individual cutbacks in energy use isn’t exactly the issue. The problem is more about the big fossil-fuel companies that are producing at a rate that is …

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Feb 10

Plunging For Jesus

From my colleague Julianne Wallace: Just watch I kinda want to do this with the students now. Was surprised he went in with his robes.

Dec 01

Flurries from Heaven


Today we have the first sign of snow in Western New York as we start our December. It made me recall an article I wrote for BustedHalo┬« many moons ago. I remember building a snowman in my backyard with my older sister when I was about 5 years old. It was there that snow became …

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Oct 28

Sunshine in Buffalo?


It’s a question I get from my downstater friends and others around the country often: How’s the weather? Are you buried under snow? And while the winds of fall bluster leaves around the neighborhood here in Buffalo, there are glimmers of summer trying desperately to hang around. Check these out: Sunset from my driveway: Sunrise …

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Oct 04

Seeing St. Francis


Quite often we see statues of St. Francis in the garden, a seemingly tranquil figurine, surrounded by nature and other animals. As the patron of ecology and animal lovers it indeed seems a very appropriate place for St Francis to be, no? But how often to we relegate Francis to the garden? This was a …

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