Publications

Books Published

"Christianity - Roman Catholic, "Cosmic Commons," and "Sacrament," in The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol 1, The Spirit of Sustainability. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2010.

Sacramental Commons: Christian Ecological Ethics , Foreword by Leonardo Boff, Afterword by Thomas Berry, for the series “Nature's Meaning” ed. Roger Gottlieb. ( Lanham , MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2006)

What Are They Saying About...Environmental Theology? Paulist Press “WATSA” series.

(Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2004)

Ethics and Technology: Innovation and Transformation in Community Contexts (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1997)

The Spirit of the Earth -- A Theology of the Land (Ramsey, NJ: Paulist Press, 1984)

 

Chapters in Edited Works

“Rainbow Relations: Covenant and Community,” in T. Frank Kennedy and James

Keenan, eds., Nature as Force: Scientists, Social Scientists, and Ethicists in a

Dialogue of Hope (University of Toronto Press, 2011)

“St. Francis for the 21 st Century,” in Cynthia Ho, John Downey, and Beth Mulvaney,

eds., Finding Francis: Remembering Il Poverello (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

“Catholicism,” in the Handbook of Religion and Ecology , ed. Roger Gottlieb. Oxford University Press, 2006

“Jubilee and New Jubilee: Values and Visions for the Land” in Charles Blatz, ed., Ethics and Agriculture (Moscow, ID: University of Idaho Press, 1991)

“Para um Jubileu Novo” in Alfredo Ferro Medina, ed., A Teologia se Fez Terra (São Leopoldo, Brazil: Editora Sinodal, 1991)

“Is Capitalism Consistent With Catholic Theology And Family Farming?” in Gary Comstock, ed., Is There A Conspiracy Against Family Farmers? - Agricultural Economics, Public Policy And Catholic Theology , USF Monographs in Religion and Public Policy No. 5 (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida Press, 1990)

“Jubilee and New Jubilee” in David Dybiec, ed., Slippin' Away: The Loss of Black-Owned Farms [“Proceedings of the Home Mission Forum, Owensboro , KY ” (Atlanta, GA: Glenmary Research Center, May, 1988)]

“Land, Theology and the Future” in Bernard F. Evans and Gregory D. Cusack, eds., Theology of the Land (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1987)

“The Church and Land Reform” in Charles Geisler and Frank Popper, eds., Land Reform, American Style (Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Allenheld, 1984)

 

Works in Progress

Encountering ET: Aliens in Avatar and the Americas

Cosmic Commons: Cosmic Contact, Cosmic Charter

– ecological/economic/ethical/ecclesial impacts of terrestrial-extraterrestrial Contact

Works of God (novel; 1 st volume of a trilogy)

Praxis Ethics: Common Ground in Commons Community

- Socioeconomic ethics in socioecological contexts

Spirit on the Mountain – Meditations [- insights derived from experiences in nature]

 

Essays and Articles

“Cosmic Commons: Contact and Community,” Theology and Science , 8: 4, 371-392 (Nov 2010)

“Selling or Saving Our Children's Future,” in Down to Earth , Montana Environmental Information Center newspaper (MEIC Board President's Column), Helena, MT, spring, 2009

“The Poor of the Planet and the Planet of the Poor,” University of St. Thomas Law Journal (Environmental Law issue), 5:1, Winter, 2008

“Obama and Montana ,” in Down to Earth , Montana Environmental Information Center newspaper (MEIC Board President's Column), Helena , MT , fall, 2008

“Faiths accepting global warming,” Op-Ed article in the Helena Independent Record , Helena , MT , Mar 23, 2008

“Explosions on Mount Helena ,” Op-Ed article in the Helena Independent Record , Helena , MT , Jan 14, 2008

“High Road on Highwood,” in Down to Earth , Montana Environmental Information Center newspaper (MEIC Board President's Column), Helena , MT , spring, 2008

“Finding Common Ground,” in Down to Earth , Montana Environmental Information Center newspaper (MEIC Board President's Column), Helena , MT , fall, 2007

“Dr. Seuss and the Public Good,” Op-Ed article in the Helena Independent Record , Helena , MT , Jul 1, 2007

“Native Spirits” in Focus , Boston University , Spring, 2007 (with author's photographs)

“Creation Consciousness, Commons Commitments,” in The Other Journal , issue 8: “Earth to Christians,” online publication, Oct, 2006, www.theotherjournal.com

“Caring for the Commons,” in Focus , for the issue “When the Rains Come: A Look at Faith and Ecology, Boston University , Fall, 2006

“What it means to be ‘One in Christ'” Catholic News Service “Faith Alive” invited essay, print version and on the CNS web site, Oct 10, 2005

“Science and Social Consciousness” Catholic News Service “Faith Alive” invited essay, print version and on the CNS web site, July 25, 2005

“Bread of Life, Bread for Life” Catholic News Service “Faith Alive” invited essay, print version and on the CNS web site, Summer 2005

“The Challenge of a Prophet: God in Our Midst,” Catholic News Service “Faith Alive” invited essay, print version and on the CNS web site, Oct 2003

“Sustaining the Sacramental Commons,” Dialog–A Journal of Theology , Vol. 42, Issue 3, Sept 2003: 235-41, “Saving the Planet” issue; doi.10.111/1540-6385.00163

“Ethics and the Environment,” interview with Kristin Shrader-Frechette (University of Notre Dame) at Oxford University , in Research News & Opportunities in Science and Theology Vol. 3, No.11/12, Jul/Aug 2003, 2003: 6-7

“Living Water: A Sacramental Commons,” Catholic Rural Life , Vol. 45, Number 2,

Spring, 2003: 4-11

“Discussing Nature's Diversity–A Conversation with Holmes Rolston,” interview at Oxford University , in Research News & Opportunities in Science and Theology , Vol. 3, No. 8, Apr 2003: 3,27

“Power to the People,” Op-Ed on alternative energy, Helena Independent Record , Oct 24,

2002

“Salmon and Social Ethics: Relational Consciousness in the Web of Life,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics , Vol. 22, Fall, 2002: 67-93

“Perpetual War or the Pursuit of Peace–Twin Towers Memories,” Helena Independent Record (invited essay to commemorate the Sept 11, 2001 anniversary; editor's published title: “A state of perpetual war is not enough”), Sept 9, 2002

“Caring for the Commons: Creation, Church and Community,” New Theology Review–An American Catholic Journal for Ministry , Vol. 15, No. 3, Aug, 2002: 55-65

“Ecology, Christianity and the Future of Creation – A Conversation with Keith Ward,” interview with Prof. Keith Ward at Oxford University , in Research News & Opportunities in Science and Theology , Vol. 2, No. 11/12, July/Aug 2002: 14-16

“Spirit and Ecology,” in Research News & Opportunities in Science and Theology , Vol. 2, No. 11/12, , July/Aug 2002: 36

“The Columbia River pastoral letter,” Catholic News Service “Faith Alive” invited essay, print version and on the CNS website, May, 2002

“Care for Creation, Community and the Common Good: Catholic Social Teaching on the Environment,” Josephinum Journal of Theology , Vol. 9, no. 1, Winter/Spring, 2002: 120-145

“A Jubilee for a New Millennium: Justice for Earth and for Peoples of the Land,” Catholic Rural Life , vol. 43, no. 2, Spring, 2001: 22-31

“Sunset, Soil and Spirit” (short story) in What the Fire Tower Said--An Anthology of Fiction, Poetry and Essays , Kaleidoscope Festival, Helena, MT, Aug, 1996

“Firefight in Friendly Fire” (short story) in Writers of the Gulch--Fiction, Poetry and Essays from the Heart of Helena, Montana , Kaleidoscope Festival, Helena, MT, Aug, 1995

“Caring for Creation: Church Teachings on Environmental Responsibility,” The Critic--A Journal of American Catholic Culture , vol. 50, no. 1, Fall, 1995: 38-50

“Orchids, Eagles and Natural Rights,” Horizons , Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Summer, 1994

“Indigenous rights, land and nature,” Christianity and Crisis , Feb 1, 1993

“Indigenous Voices from the Earth Summit,” New World Outlook , Jan/Feb 1993 (cover story, with author's photos)

“Report from Rio ,” New World Outlook , Sep/Oct 1992 (with author's photos, including magazine front cover)

“New Vision, New Project, New Creation,” The Catholic World , Jun/Jul 1990

“The Church's Role in the Rural Crisis,” Rural Roots , Sept/Oct 1988

“Creation in Crisis: Reflection on a New Jubilee,” Sisters Today , Mar 1988

“The New Jubilee,” Catholic Rural Life , Jul 1987

“Crisis on Big Mountain ,” New World Outlook (cover story), Feb 1987

“Natural Creation -- Encountering the Spirit,” Living Faith Sunday bulletin for parishes (cover essay), Oregon Catholic Press, vol. 1, no. 12, 1986

“Re-Imagining Use of the Land,” Praying , No. 14, Sept/Oct 1986, 13-18

“A (Human) Heart for Lazarus,” Helena Independent Record , Mar 30, 1986

“Do Your Taxes ‘Neutralize' Children?”, Carroll College Prospector , Mar 6, 1986

“How Agribusiness Is Destroying Agriculture,” Utne Reader , Aug/Sept 1985

“An American Prophecy,” Praying , No. 8, Aug 1985, 22-26

“Crisis on the Land: Agribusiness vs. Agriculture,” Christianity & Crisis (cover story), Apr 19, 1985 [Nominated for a Kenny and Marianne Rogers “World Hunger in Media” Award, 1985.]

“The Prayer of the Earth,” Praying , No. 4, Aug 1984, 4-7

“‘Strangers and Guests': A Statement on God's Land,” Catholic Rural Life , Apr/May 1980

“John Paul and the Rural Americas ,” New World Outlook , Feb 1980

“The Land and the Church,” Catholic Rural Life , Nov 1979

“Pope John Paul: ‘Be Stewards of God's Land'” (two-part series), San Juan Advance , San Juan , TX , Oct 17 and 24, 1979

“A New Jubilee” [with Bishop Maurice Dingman], National Catholic Reporter ,

Oct 5, 1979

“ Americas ‘vanishing farmers' await Pope's advice,” Boston Herald-American ,

Oct 4, 1979

“ Puebla : A Shift to the Progressive,” New World Outlook , Jul 1979

“ Puebla : The Pope and the Poor,” New World Outlook , May 1979

“Catholic Women Seek Ordination, New Definition of Ministry,” San Juan Advance , Nov 23, 1978

“La Biblia y la Sociedad,” newspaper column in the biweekly El Campesino , 1972-3

“The Church and Society,” newspaper column in the weekly South Texas Reporter ,

1972-3

 

Encyclopedia Articles

Encyclopedia of Sustainability , vol. 1: Spirit of Sustainability ( Berkshire Pub., 2009)

“Catholicism”; “Cosmic Commons”; “Sacrament”

Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (Continuum, 2005):

“Phillip Deere”; “ Pliny Fisk ”; “David Sohappy and Salmon Spirituality”; “World Conference of Indigenous Peoples” (Kari Oca, Brazil ); “Indigenous Voices from Kari Oca”; “ Columbia River Watershed Pastoral Letter”; “Sacramental Universe”

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religion (Macmillan Reference, 2000):

“Black Elk”; “Native American Religions”

 

Book Reviews

Richard Edward Martinez, PADRES: The National Chicano Priest Movement ( Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005), in Montana –The Magazine of Western History , 56 (Summer 2006), 90-92.

William V. Cronon, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England (Hill & Wang, 1984), in New World Outlook , Jun 1985

 

Published Photographs

“Native Spirits” article (with author's photos), Focus , Boston University School of Theology, Spring, 2007, pp. 14, 20, 25

The United Nations Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro ; and the World Conference of Indigenous Peoples, Kari Oca, Brazil , June, 1992: New World Outlook magazine (published by the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church ):

Sept/Oct 1992: pp. 7 (2), 8 (1, bottom), 9 (2), 11(1, left)

Jan/Feb 1993: cover; pp. 18-21 (4), 23 (2)

 

Other Writings

Co-author, “Interfaith Call for 350,” ecumenical appeal to the 15 th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 7-18, 2009

Charity in Truth : A Summary Analysis of Pope Benedict's Encyclical,” for the Forum

on Religion and Ecology Newsletter , Sept, 2009

Project Writer for the Columbia River Pastoral Letter Project, to develop the

bioregional/international pastoral letter on the ethics, ecology and economics of the Columbia River Watershed, issued by the Catholic bishops of dioceses in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington in the U.S., and Nelson, B.C., Canada, on January 8, 2001

Author of the draft of the document “Caring in Creation” adopted and issued by the General Assembly of the Montana Association of Churches, October, 1997

Co-author, “Declaration on Distortions of the Gospel” (an affirmation of the universal love of God for all peoples; a response to the activities of hate groups in Montana), prepared by the Faith and Order Commission of the Montana Association of Churches, adopted and issued by the General Assembly of the Montana Association of Churches, Oct 29, 1996

Editor and writer, oral and written interventions (for the United Nations Archives) from Delegates of the International Indian Treaty Council, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), to the United Nations International Human Rights Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, 1987, 1990

Author, draft of the document on “Social Issues,” issued by the Diocese of Helena Synod,

1988

Editor and principal writer of Strangers and Guests: Toward Community in the Heartland–A Regional Catholic Bishops' Statement on Land Issues (Des Moines, IA: National Catholic Rural Life Conference, May 1, 1980), signed by the 70 Midwestern Catholic bishops of a 12-state area

Editor and principal author of the Declaration of Dependence on the Land statement issued by farm, ranch, environmental, and Native American Indian leaders (Rapid City, SD: Black Hills Alliance, Jul 1980)

Editor, Rural Ministry in the Eighties -- Reflections from Colloquium ‘79 ( Des Moines ,

IA: Rural Ministry Institute, 1979)

Writer of the draft of Pope John Paul II's homily at Living History Farms, Des Moines, Iowa, October 4, 1979

 

Book Endorsements Provided for Other Authors

Jame Schaeffer, Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics: Reconstructing

Patristic & Medieval Concepts ( Wash. , DC: Georgetown University Press, 2009)

Linda M. MacCammon. Liberating the Bible: A Guide for the Curious and Perplexed

( Maryknoll , New York : Orbis Books, 2008)

Edward O. Wilson. The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth ( New York : W.W.

Norton, 2006)

Christine E. Gudorf and James Edward Huchingson. Boundaries: A Casebook in

Environmental Ethics ( Wash. , DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003)

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