In honor of the the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola (July 31st) and in gratitude for the many Jesuits who shape our lives as theologians and Christians, Daily Theology re-imagines the story of St. Ignatius.
Author: Kevin Ahern
The Catholic Response to the Anthropocene: A Brief overview and Outline of Laudato Si’
A brief summary and outline of Pope Francis’ Encyclical , Laudato Si’ On Care for Our Common Home
Timing is everything, or is it? Al Gore, Pharrell Williams and the release of the Pope Francis’ encyclical on June 18th.
Why is Laudato Si to be released on June 18th and what do Al Gore and Pharrell Williams have to do with it?
The Power of Pentecost in a Broken World
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.
The Silence of St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Americans and the Sin of Racism
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 Catholic Campus and the Gospel of the Marginalized
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.”
Finding Joy in Pope John XXIII
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 skilled illustrator and artist. This […]
Stopping the (disgusting) Pandemic of Fear and Ignorance
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 a deadly combination of fear, […]
Healing the Wounds with Tea: Why Francis Should Visit Sr. Elizabeth Johnson
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 Bishops, proposed a new course […]
From Apathy to Social Action: The Radical Power of Prayer
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 need to form communities locally. […]
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