Given the environmental issues computer disposal presents, this month's picks focus on environmental stewardship.

As in so many other areas of activity, the Holy Father often knows best. Read the message he gave for the 1990 World Day of Peace, “Peace with God the Creator, Peace with all of Creation” at www. vatican. va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/messages/pea ce/index.htm.

The Catholic Conservation Center at is a project of the Environmental Group of St. John the Baptist parish in Wading River, N.Y. The online center provides an opportunity for Catholics and all people of good will to learn about the Catholic tradition as it relates to ecology, environmental justice and the stewardship of creation.

The Catechism has something to say here as well. See Nos. 2415 through 2418 at as well as No. 339.

Catholic-Animals, The Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare, can be found at The president of the study circle is the bishop of Nottingham, England. Three times a year it publishes The Ark, a 62-page journal covering every aspect of the study group's interests.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops launched the Environmental Justice Program in 1993. Their Web site tells us: “EJP seeks to educate and motivate Catholics to a deeper respect for God's creation and to engage parishes in activities aimed at dealing with environmental problems, particularly as they affect the poor.” See details at