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By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture, April 28, 2023

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and


Today we picked up a story from L’Osservatore Romano which highlights “Sisters leading the climate crisis revolution” (see Religious sisters lead the revolution against the climate crisis, Vatican newspaper says). If this is not intentional black humor, then there is something very wrong at the top of the Catholic world.

There never was a story so loaded with pseudo-religious worldly blather and buzz words. If this is the best that the proverbial brides of Christ have to offer, it is no wonder they have so few saintly children. The story is an exercise in preaching what the dominant culture tells us to preach, with the excuse that Pope Francis has already preached it in Laudato Sí. Apparently, what makes the Sisters’ work so special is that they do it “holistically”—not a bad thing, certainly, but still another high cultural buzzword. …

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