- Feb 18, 2020
One of Taiwan’s leading solar energy companies has found a natural ally for their ecological agenda in the Vatican under Pope Francis, who is widely known for his environmental advocacy.
The sun shone on Catholic Charities, literally, Oct. 17 as Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory blessed a solar array installed on five acres of the agency’s land surrounding the Missionaries of Charity’s Gift of Peace home.
True to their religious community’s founder, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross continue to care for God’s creation.
American progressives have long recoiled from arguments based on religious freedom, often seeing it as the wars of culture in another guise, but now they are using those arguments themselves to defend social action from tent cities for the homeless to solar panels.