Why should Catholics care about COP26?

The COP26 conference is currently being organized by the United Nations with the intention of gathering world leaders in Glasgow to discuss the impact of climate change and take the necessary decisions to mitigate the problem.

But why should Catholics care about all this?

During a meeting which was held at the Vatican in the beginning of October, Pope Francis, together with nearly 40 other religious leaders, declared that: “Future generations will never forgive us if we miss the opportunity to protect our common home… Read more »

Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

Modern Catholic social teaching is said to have originated in 1891, when Pope Leo XII published the encyclical letter, Rerum Novarum. It consists of a number of principles, values, documents and instructions. Rooted in Scripture and developed by the wisdom of Church leaders and the People of God, these teachings offer us a moral compass on how to live out our faith in the world.

Our faith calls us to love God and to love our neighbours in every situation, especially our sisters and brothers living in poverty… Read more »

Waste of food: A social and environmental sin.

World hunger is on the rise; yet, an estimated 1/3 of all food goes to waste. Each year 931 million tonnes of food waste is generated from households, retail establishments and the food service industry.

Let’s reduce food waste, not only for the sake of the food but for the resources that go into it. In fact, if food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions

Wasted food isn’t just a social and humanitarian concern—it’s an environmental one… Read more »

Youth involvement greater at the community level than in politics

A survey showed that youth have a greater probability of involving themselves at the community level than in politics. Their interest in politics decreases as they grow older. The survey also showed that female youth look at community engagement in a more positive light and participate more than male youth in community initiatives and activities.

This research study, conducted among 498 youth aged between 16 and 25 years, is the first phase of a project being implemented by Discern – the institute for research on the signs of the times, the Malta Catholic Youth Network (MCYN) and the Justice and Peace Commission, to understand better the attitudes of young people in society… Read more »