Carolyn Woo

Carolyn Woo

Our Global Family

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Carbon pricing: Pay for emissions

In June 2018 and 2019, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the University of Notre Dame convened leaders from around the world at the Vatican to address the […]

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Call it a crisis

My next few columns will cover the outcomes of the Vatican’s second dialogue on “The Energy Transition and Care of Our Common Home.” In this essay, I will first pause […]

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Marriage: When expectations yield to love

This summer marks the special occasions of David’s and my 40th anniversary and the marriage of our older son Ryan to Sarah, our new daughter. In one of the pre-wedding […]

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Two nuggets for commencement season

It is commencement season, and I am collecting my thoughts for upcoming speeches. Because of space, let me share two of five nuggets harvested from experiences that span both professional […]

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God in our future

At a cafe in Chicago, I was chatting with a British former journalist and economist who is currently director of social responsibility and sustainability at a large European company. We […]

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Heart work for Lent

Recently I was captivated by an opinion editorial in USA Today titled “I’ve played a role in toxic public debate” by CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers. I am not familiar […]

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Mindsets for growth

During the new year, many of us adopt new resolutions to improve ourselves. I suggest that we first take a step back to connect with mindsets that drive us to […]

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Christmas is about what is right

Lately, the news has really weighed me down. It was heartbreaking to see the raging fires in California night after night and take in scenes of ravaged land, smoldering ruins […]

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‘I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully, wonderfully made’

During a lecture at an Asian university on how businesses and the students’ future careers in this sector can bring about constructive social and environmental change, a question shot out […]

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Plea from the brokenhearted

At the opening of the Fifth National Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas, San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller said, “You are right to be heartbroken.” Much attention by Church leaders, as it […]

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Summer enchantment

For prayer, I sit next to a window by a small tiered terrace. During summer, it overflows with red dragon wing begonias interspersed with pink hydrangeas and slender curly stalks […]

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Catholic investing: the role we play in our investment decisions

The Vatican recently released a document jointly prepared by the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith titled, “Considerations for […]