By Michael Bayer It’s been called an “earthquake,” a “bombshell,” and “a stunning change,” for the Catholic Church. Serious Vatican observers, unaccustomed to dalliance in hyperbole and unencumbered by social media’s obsession with instantaneous analysis, […]
By Bridget O’Brien
As a native daughter of Philadelphia, I’ve been following news of Francis’s planned trip there since it was more an assumption than a fact. That probably seems reasonable—it’s not every day the pontiff visits your hometown—but if I’m honest, it’s not Francis-mania that makes me scroll through pages of coverage. I’m excited about the pope . . . but the level of energy I’ve invested in following rumors of Francis’s impending visit to Philadelphia is not significantly lower than the energy I invest in rumors of friends’ spouses’ cousins’ visiting Philadelphia.
Philadelphians are obsessed with Philly.
By Gregory Hillis Eleven days after Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was elected as Pope John XXIII, Thomas Merton wrote the following words in his journal: “John XXIII seems to me to be a most wonderful Pope […]
Guest post by Nicole Perone Dear Pope Francis, First, let me say – I LOVE your work. That whole “back to basics” move from the hierarchical mumbo-jumbo to a “bruised, hurting, and dirty” “field hospital” […]
#WSFD What Should Pope Francis do on his Visit to the United States? October 2014 Pope Francis is expected to make his first visit to the United States in 2015. While nothing is formally confirmed, […]
For over a year, Daily Theology has engaged in a conversation about how we should respond to the Syrian and Middle East Crisis. Join us in conversation, prayer, and action for peace. From Apathy to […]
But could the mighty power of United States even entertain the suggestion that it practice pacifism? Not on your life! I reiterate the earlier question: What sort of sign can we discern from Dorothy Day’s […]
By Chris Hadley, S.J. “Nineveh is destroyed! Who can pity her? Where can one find any to console her?” (Nahum 3:7). “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and […]
By Conor Kelly Five years ago yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI officially signed the most recent social teaching encyclical, Caritas in Veritate. This fact is itself significant because Caritas in Veritate would be seven years old […]
In academic theological circles, the phrase “theology of the Holy Spirit” is not often spoken; instead, the extremely fancy word pneumatology takes its place. Pneumatology comes from two Greek words, as so many things in academia do. […]