Welcome to Daily Theology’s first Google Hangout on Air! We will be discussing Pope Francis’ newest encyclical, Laudato Si’. The event is hosted by Christine McCarthy of Fordham University, who is joined by a panel […]
Category: Current Events
On Claiming Romero
It is early morning on this day of Romero’s beatification, 35 years after his assassination. The hundreds or perhaps thousands of government posters throughout the city proudly claim Romero as El Salvador’s martyr. There is […]
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
Two Features of a Good Conversation
Since we started Daily Theology a couple years ago, we’ve taken as our purpose promotion of and participation in good conversation about theology and spirituality in daily life. In that time, I myself have put […]
Stopping the (disgusting) Pandemic of Fear and Ignorance
This could have been a teaching moment about the “catholicity” of the church and the call of Pope Francis to build a world of solidarity and justice. Instead, it betrays a deadly combination of fear, […]
So What’s So Significant about the Relatio?
By Michael Bayer In my previous post, I looked at the context for understanding the Relatio post Disceptationem Okay, so now I know what’s at stake; what does the document actually say? Let’s go to […]
Contextualizing the Relatio from the Synod
By Michael Bayer It’s been called an “earthquake,” a “bombshell,” and “a stunning change,” for the Catholic Church. Serious Vatican observers, unaccustomed to dalliance in hyperbole and unencumbered by social media’s obsession with instantaneous analysis, […]
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