The lack of engagement by academic theologians in the face of recent attacks against Fr. James Martin, SJ raises deeper questions on the state of public theology. Who is directing the narrative of public theology today? Have academic theologians ceded the public discourse on theology to a handful of loud angry voices?
To the determent of both the church and the wider movements for social change, US Catholics have been slow to respond to Pope Francis’s call to organize. The time is now to rediscover a new theology and spirituality of organizing.
While it is tempting to set Donald Trump up as being the as the Anti-Pope Francis, such a view is both simplistic and dangerous. Such a binary ignores the profound depth of the pope’s message and his continuity with the Catholic-Biblical tradition.
The powerful words of Pope Francis at the 2016 Consistory ought to give all Americas pause. Coming less than two weeks after the contentious presidential election, the Pope’s homily, based […]
To be blunt, and this may surprise many, the Catholic position does not hold the view that the United States has some divinely appointed role in the world. American exceptionalism, especially when understood in its triumphal form and used as a means to affirm dominance is clearly a social sin and might also be idolatrous
What would it really look like if we took the Good News and witness of Jesus Christ seriously in our world today? Following the call of Pope Francis, it’s time we organize and rebuild a movement for social and personal change.
The historic vote this week by a slim majority of the British people to leave the European Union –the so-called “Brexit” – signals a major political and economic challenge. But […]
What, if anything, does the great feast of Pentecost say to the Church today?
College students represent one of the most powerful demographics in the United States and Catholicism is the one of the largest religious traditions among college-age students in the country. A mobilized movement of this demographic could have a transformative impact on higher education, on the church, and social issues around the world. The time is now for a renewed student movement.
The feast of the Lord’s Baptism has much to say to the culture of indifference that allows the destruction of people and planet. The Lord’s baptism invites us to develop an incarnational spirituality throughout our lives.