(RNS) When Al Smith ran for president in 1928, his status as the first Catholic to head a major party ticket was challenged on the basis that he would have to follow papal encyclicals, not the U.S. Constitution. “What the hell is an encyclical?” Smith reportedly replied.
Articles tagged “environmentalism”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope — who took his name from St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment — has made care for the environment a hallmark of his papacy.
(RNS) Many Catholic conservatives view Francis’ ecological push as further evidence of the liberal tilt of his papacy.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Darren Aronofsky may not be religious, but the environmental messages in his “Noah” film definitely are.
(RNS) Some Jewish and Christian religious leaders are taking believers into the woods, rivers and deserts to find spiritual truth through adventure and environmental awareness.