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 […]
Category: Catholic Social Teaching
THE DAILY THEOLOGY BOOKSHELF: TEN RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR CATHOLIC COLLEGE STUDENTS
(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 […]
Clashing Values: Brexit and the Dreams of Pope Francis
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 […]
Theology Ruined My Life
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 […]
Pentecost in an Era of Indifference
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. […]
Pope Francis, Zika, and Contraception
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 […]
Undocumented Immigrants and the Task of the Catholic University
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 […]
The Time is Now for a Renewed Catholic Student Movement
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.
Student Protest & The Liberal Arts
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 […]
Baptism in an Indifferent World
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.
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