By Eric Martin Warning: this post includes a graphic image of a victim of drone attacks There are hard questions American Christian theologians must ask in lieu of the Rehman family’s Congressional testimony last Tuesday. […]
Category: Current Events
Dare to Hope: Will Pope Francis help bring peace to the Holy Land?
Today, Pope Francis welcomed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in a private audience at the Vatican—just a week before the scheduled visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The visit of these two leaders coincides with […]
The Moral Imperative to Act for Climate Justice
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—a body of eminent and respected scientists established by the world’s governments in 1988—released its Fifth Assessment Report on the state of climate change. The report is a chilling […]
Praying for Our Enemies and the Pope’s Interview
I use the word “enemies” here not in the sense of any stable sort of relationship, but rather to signify those relationships of contention that have developed between members and factions within the Church. I […]
Confronting Violence: Navy Yard Edition, with Habakkuk.
habakkuk one. Yesterday, in the wake of yet another mass shooting brought on by a mentally-unstable person with wide access to semi-automatic weapons, I felt powerless. I prayed, I fell quiet. Oh God, if the […]
A Heartfelt Plea to Americans from a Young Syrian Mother
As people across the world respond to the call of Pope Francis to join together in prayer and action for peace, what are civilians in Syria and Syrian refugees saying? Last week an open letter […]
Just War Thinking and Syria
The ongoing situation in Syria is horrible. Many Catholic thinkers have weighed in on whether the US should get involved in the situation (a very good summary of this discussion so far can be found […]
Best Man for the Job: An Analysis of the New Secretary of State
Ever since the election of Pope Francis, I’ve been eagerly waiting to hear who would be named as the Vatican Secretary of State, a position in the church that manages the internal workings of the […]
A Plea to Rethink Military Intervention
As the United States celebrates the legacy of the March on Washington and Rev. Martin Luther King—the great prophet of peace and nonviolence—our presidential leadership is contemplating military action in Syria following the horrific events […]
Is World Youth Day Worth It?
My Facebook newsfeed in recent days has been filled with exciting stories and photos about World Youth Day (WYD)—which ended today with a Mass in Rio. Yet again, we have had some amazing quotes from […]
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