Mattew Shadle, a contributor at Catholic Moral Theology, provided a thoughtful response to my piece from last week entitled “Postpartisan? The Importance of Labels and Language.” Here I would like to address a few of […]
Post-Partisan? The Importance of Language and Labels
In a recent interview with the Washington Post (6/28/13), the new editor of America Magazine, Matt Malone, explained a shift in policy that no longer allows writers to label fellow Catholics as liberal or conservative: […]
Dependency and Reality
Yesterday Pope Francis sent out a tweet suggesting a correlation between self-centeredness and the quest for profit (a tweet that gained him 81,000 followers in one hour, by the way). It read: “My thoughts turn […]
“Feelings…nothing more than, feelings”
Of late I’ve been thinking about feelings. In particular, how easy it is to over-identify with one’s feelings. In other words, how easy it is to confuse one’s self with one’s feelings. I’ve been trying […]
Truth, Power, and Conversation
Several weeks ago I finished a month long project of posting one piece of “good Catholic news” on Facebook every day for a month. Prompted by a friend who kept posting bad news out of […]
Faith!? You Can’t Teach Faith!
Coming from a Thomistically inspired perspective, as is my wont, faith is not something that can be taught. Rather, faith is a gift from God, one of the many ways in which God communicates God’s […]
The Humanity of it All
The question: “Why am I (still) Catholic?” The answer: “Because I am a human being.” I did actually leave the Roman Catholic Church for several years. Because there are a host of issues over which […]
The Exaltation of Humility
Reflection on the readings for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time. It’s amazing how quickly I identify myself with the crowds and disciples Jesus speaks to in this week’s gospel passage. I oblige willingly as […]
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