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.
Category: People of God
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 […]
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
Holy Sense of the Faithful, Theologians!
My first graduate course in theology sucker-punched me. The subject was ecclesiology, and studying the church while thinking for the first time about the Holy Spirit’s work blew me away. One idea in particular caught my attention: the […]
Where Two or Three Are Gathered: The Holy Spirit and the Blogging Community
If you have been following Daily Theology these past few weeks, you have seen that several members of our DT community have had the rare opportunity to share some time together. During the week of […]
“Your Sons and Your Daughters Shall Prophesy”: An Open Letter to Pope Francis
Dear Pope Francis, When I heard that you were planning to visit the United States next year, I was almost as excited as I was to hear about the synod on the family, currently meeting […]
From Apathy to Social Action: The Radical Power of Prayer
But like the Church, Christian social action cannot be done in isolation. Social change simply does not happen by the isolated actions of any one activist, saint, or social revolutionary…We need to form communities locally. […]
Broadening Our Horizons Recognizing the Diversity of Ecclesial Movements
This past weekend I had the chance to participate (along with several other DT bloggers) in the College Theology Society’s (CTS) annual meeting on the theme, God has begun a Great Work in Us: The […]
The Discerning Pope
Francis’ recent interview is replete with language of discernment, which is not so surprising from a Jesuit pope. Often discernment is described as a strategy for decision making, and indeed discernment is at the service […]
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 […]
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