While being interviewed by Krista Tippett for the On Being podcast, actor and activist Martin Sheen shared his favorite passage from Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton… words that I’ve not been able to […]
Category: Catholic Social Teaching
Light, Art, and Life in St. Peter’s Square
I was going to wait on this post until I had faster internet upload speeds, so I could do all the videos, but given some mean comments about this that I’ve been reading, I figured […]
M.I.A., Refugees, & the Church–“What’s up with that?”
After analyzing M.I.A’s latest song and music video, this blog entry raises questions about what it means to be church in the midst of the refugee crisis and argues that when refugees drown, we the Church drown too
A Tale of Two Churches: The 1% Shall Be First and the Religious Shall be Last
Upon arriving in New York, Pope Francis immediately traveled to the center of the city’s ecclesial and civic life for a service of “Vespers with the Clergy, Men and Women Religious” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral […]
Embracing New Orleans: Story, Memory, and Recovery Ten Years On
(Editor’s Note: This post is the second of a series of three reflections on the 10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Be sure to check out the posts on Friday and Sunday by John Slattery and Lorraine Cuddeback.) We […]
Book Review on “Structures of Grace: Catholic Organizations Serving the Global Common Good”
Kevin Ahern, Structures of Grace: Catholic Organizations Serving the Global Common Good (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015), pp. 224 Nearly half the world – over three billion people – live on less that $2.50 a […]
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 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.”
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