By Marcus Mescher What does “solidarity” mean? People use this term to imply unity with a cause or group, but for many, it’s not altogether clear what makes solidarity something different from community. In Catholic […]
(originally published Sept. 9, 2014) To be frank, this post comes from the confluence of three things. First, there’s a meme going around the old Facebook where those who are tagged are asked to name […]
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 the Brexit also has a […]
By: Elizabeth Nawrocki When I officially decided to switch my major from biology to theology during sophomore year, I knew the transition would be a little rough. No longer would my nights be filled with […]
This past semester at Yale Divinity School I took a course titled “Moral Revolution and Social Change,” in which we analyzed how Christianity informs contemporary movements for democratic social change in the pursuit of justice. […]
By Jake Kohlhaas Numerous commentators have reacted to Pope Francis’s statements on his return flight from Mexico concerning the use of artificial contraceptives in light of the Zika outbreak. Their responses seem to range from […]
On one of my last days as a high school religion teacher, I walked into the classroom and began by asking the students if they had any questions on the previous night’s homework. One of […]
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.
By Brian Hamilton The last five years have seen an explosion of protest movements, from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park to Baltimore. They’ve targeted austerity measures in Greece, racist policing in Ferguson, underfunded schools in […]
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.