Animals and Religion


Recently, I received a very nice email from Karen L. Allanach who is the Associate Director for Animals & Religion at The Humane Society United States.  Karen was nice enough to inform me about a few resources they have created on their website, which might be of help to you and your family. Specifically, you may want to check out the following:

St. Francis of Assisi:  Patron Saint of Animals and Ecology

An overview of the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on animals and animal protection

Additional Animals & Religion related resources from a variety of religious perspectives


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. Lisa,

    Franciscan Father Jack Wintz has a new book entitled “Will My Dog Go To Heaven”. A great read on the theology associated with humane treatment of animals/creation and Franciscan tradition. Check it out!

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