Augustine’s Confessions. Very few other books have left their mark on an entire civilization as deeply as this one narrative of sin and grace. Less an autobiography in the contemporary sense than a reinterpretation […]
The Ignatian Character of Residential Campus Ministry
For the feast day of St. Ignatius (July 31st), founder of the Society of Jesus (or Jesuits), I’d like to consider the Ignatian character of campus ministry, particularly in the way it is conducted on many Catholic […]
A divided Salvadoran church—can it stand?
“Sshh, it’s not here,” is what a Franciscan sister quietly said to her two guests upon walking into the cathedral in San Salvador on Friday, May 22nd, the day before Romero’s beatification. After a couple […]
Can Anyone Withhold?
I suggest we think of those groups whom (some of) the leadership of the Church appears to consider – and most importantly, acts as if they are – outside of God’s favor, outside of receiving […]
Reclaiming the Gift of Sabbath
In today’s first reading, we hear the proclamation of the Ten Commandments offered to the newly freed Israelites (1). The Ten Commandments are God’s gift to the people, providing them with a blue print of […]
Blind in the Light of the Sun
“GOD IS NOTHING BUT MERCY AND LOVE.” – St. Therese of Lisieux The video at the bottom of the page recently made the rounds on social media. I found it so moving that I re-watched […]
The Feast of St. Francis Xavier: Becoming a “Companion” with Strangers in the “Joy of the Gospel”
For two wonderful years, I was a faculty member at Xavier High School in New York City. Although no stranger to Jesuits and Jesuit education, I admit I knew little of the man whose name […]
Nonviolence Is Not White Bourgeois Propriety
As a white guy wading into the thicket of commentary related to Ferguson, I need to say one thing up front: The economic, political, and social structures of white supremacy that both overtly and covertly […]
The Most Difficult Words of Jesus
As Vacation Bible School continues here at Daily Theology, I would like to turn our attention to the Gospel of Luke–in particular, to a passage I like to call “the most difficult words of Jesus.” In this […]
The Quest for the Lord’s Cup
In Buffalo, New York, there are two predominant religions: Roman Catholicism and ice hockey. Listening to games on my Sony boom box in the church parking lot while reenacting amazing 2-on-1s, breakaways, and saves, I […]
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