By Kaitlin Campbell In January of 2015 I attended a Momentum movement-building weekend training at a former espousal retreat center in Waltham, MA. At the close of the weekend, I sat in on an hour-long […]
(Re)discovering a Theology of Organizing
To the determent of both the church and the wider movements for social change, US Catholics have been slow to respond to Pope Francis’s call to organize. The time is now to rediscover a new theology and spirituality of organizing.
The Curious Case of the Christian Who Refused to Eat His Kin
By Eric Martin When FBI agents descended upon Block Island in 1970 disguised as birdwatchers, wrote Harvey Cox, they came seeking “one of the strangest and most unusual specimens of the species christianis americanis, a […]
God Has Died: A Brief Good Friday Reflection
Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee? Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee! ’Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee. I crucified thee. -stanza 2 of the hymn Ah, Holy […]
Jesus’s Ordinary Love
Every year, I find myself struck by a sense of strangeness over the Triduum: it is such an extraordinary time for the Church, and yet the days often still feel very ordinary. Many people still […]
The Praxis of Blessed Óscar Romero: Speaking the Truth and Defending the Oppressed
In these times of “fake news” that obscures treason and a gaslighting Commander-in-Chief, many burn for truth that cracks like thunder, I have been grateful to turn to a wonderful revised 2016 volume from Orbis […]
Why We Need the Arts
Over the last 24 hours, my Facebook feed has been blowing up with various articles about recently inaugurated Donald Trump’s plans to defund the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the […]
Celebrating Christmas in a Time of Fear
By: Marjorie Corbman How do you celebrate Christmas when hope feels impossible? At the end of a year filled with fear and increasing violence, it can seem difficult to look forward to 2017 with enthusiasm. […]
The Feast of Ambrose of Milan: Preaching the Good News, Ready or Not
Nestled in between the feast of Saint Nicholas of Myra on December 6th (also known as Santa Claus, gifter of candy in shoes and purported puncher of Arius at the Council of Nicaea) and the […]
Misericordia et Misera: The Year of Mercy is Over, May it Continue Forever.
On this, the closing of the Extraordinary Year of Mercy in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis released his latest encyclical letter, Misericordia et Misera. It is a relatively short letter (around 15 pages printed) and gets […]
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