Herein lies the power of Pentecost and God’s gift of the Spirit. Upon the reception of the Holy Spirit, the followers of Christ are liberated from their fears. They are no longer passive or afraid to confront the institutions of power. Instead, they go out to the peripheries, to proclaim God’s Kingdom and initiate new relationships of reconciliation and communion. We are called, like the apostles and Blessed Oscar Romero, to organize for the Kingdom.
St. Patrick’s Day confronts us with the sin of racism and the obligation for those who honor this saint to work to end discrimination.
The biggest challenge facing Catholic higher education today is not how many core theology classes we have, though this is clearly important…Rather, the critical challenge to Catholic institutional identity today concerns how we embody what Francis describes as the “gospel of the marginalized.”
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift idea for an informed Catholic? If so, you might consider a fun—yet insightful—book about Saint John XXIII by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, a […]
This could have been a teaching moment about the “catholicity” of the church and the call of Pope Francis to build a world of solidarity and justice. Instead, it betrays […]
Healing the Wounds with Tea: Why Francis Should Visit Sr. Elizabeth Johnson #WSFD In a recent article in America, Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, RSM, the former spokeswoman for the US […]
But like the Church, Christian social action cannot be done in isolation. Social change simply does not happen by the isolated actions of any one activist, saint, or social revolutionary…We […]
The Pope’s Subtle Critique of America’s Cowboy Diplomacy “One nation alone cannot judge how to stop an unjust aggressor.” Pope Francis The humanitarian crisis following the Iraqi/Syrian catastrophe is enormous. […]
This past weekend I had the chance to participate (along with several other DT bloggers) in the College Theology Society’s (CTS) annual meeting on the theme, God has begun a […]
The celebrations of Pope John Paul II in the lead up to his canonization this weekend brings back memories of being in Rome for his funeral—a truly amazing experience. As […]