This week Daily Theology has featured an octave of posts on the topic of rape and rape culture especially as this occurs in higher education. These posts have been wide-ranging and brilliant from Bridget O’Brien’s account […]
Author: Katie O'Neill
Seeing myself in Juan Diego
I am an American Catholic of primarily Irish, Swiss and English descent. The part of my background that I identify with the most is my Irish cultural heritage perhaps because I am way over the […]
Rollin’ with the Saints
In my work in youth and young adult ministry I often hear that the goal of a good youth program is to “make saints.” This is an intimidating prospect not only for me (yikes!) but […]
Cupich For The Win #wsfd
Cardinal Wuerl gave an interview this week in which he described Pope Francis’s leadership and pastoral sensibilities as not denying the doctrine but applying it to the people. This struck me as a very accurate […]
A rose by any other name? What is theology?
“I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this I believe–that unless I believe, I should not understand.” – St. Anselm of Canterbury, Proslogium, […]
RCIA as Apprenticeship: St. Perpetua and St. Felicity as Models for Christian Living
Today is the feast of St. Perpetua and St. Felicity. These two women were martyred in the early 3rd century for entering the catechumenate and being baptized. Perpetua (a noblewoman) was a nursing mother and […]
Frontline presentation “Secrets of the Vatican,” the ugly truth or misplaced blame?
Last night (Tuesday February, 25, 2014) PBS aired a Frontline presentation ostensibly on the secrets of the Vatican. (You can watch the program for free[…]
Pastoral Care as Triage: Pope Francis and the church as field hospital
As many of you now know, Pope Francis has given a long interview to an Italian Jesuit magazine that has been subsequently translated and then published all over the world, including in America Magazine. This […]
Cliffs Notes or Oliver Twist: What is the relationship between catechesis and theology?
Yesterday I attended a workshop given by the Archdiocese of Seattle as an orientation for new ministers. As I am a new Director of Faith Formation in the archdiocese I was graciously invited to attend. […]
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the word vocation. Since I was 19 years old I have been collecting degrees in theology (a BA, a MTS and soon a PhD). I felt a strong […]
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