A less provocative title might have been, “Why Catholics Need to Be at the Forefront of the Environmental Movement,” but that probably wouldn’t have caught your eye. So, now that I’ve got your attention, let’s make the case for a Catholic Ecology.
One of the questions I’ve been getting from Catholics in interviews has been something like this: “Well, the environmentalists are all for hugging trees, but they also push abortion. Shouldn’t saving babies be our first priority?”
My answer is this: “If you want to save babies, you’d better start hugging trees.” Here’s why.
Dr. Benjamin Wiker, associate professor of Political Science and Human Life Studies, writes on the necessity of environmental care as a Catholic.
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