It’s Augustine’s feast day! I sometimes joke that I’m the only Catholic feminist in the world who likes Paul, but I think there are at least a few more of us out there — possibly? […]
Category: Theology and Culture
A Catholic Case for Reparations
Every Roman Catholic in the United States should be unreservedly in favor of reparations to descendents of the Black men and women who were kidnapped from Africa and held in bondage for centuries. The Catholic […]
The Middle Class, the Poorest of the Poor, & Solidarity in the Philippines’ Covid Crisis
By Stephanie Ann Puen Being from the Philippines, a colleague and I discussed the current debate and discourse on the “middle class versus the poor” happening in our country. An open letter from a “middle […]
The Pain of the Uncommuned
By Katherine G. Schmidt “So what happens,” I ask my Religion and Media students every semester, “when we can 3-D print the Eucharistic host?” At this point in the lecture, we’ve long determined that the […]
Calling for Peace in a Time of War
I refuse to allow myself to accept the inevitability of war. As a historian and theologian, this requires work. People are drawn to war as moths to a flame, no matter their religious, ethical, or […]
Preaching Your First Sermon on Racism: A Guide for White Pastors
In all my years of going to church, the only times I have ever heard a sermon about racism was when the priest was black. I have never heard a white pastor give a sermon […]
Why Aren’t We Talking About Chemical Castration?
By David Byrne On June 10th a law was signed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey that compels people convicted of sexual offenses on victims under 13 to be chemically castrated prior to and post […]
A Plea to Remember – And To Speak Out For — Our Migrant Brothers and Sisters
Yesterday, The Washington Post ran an article titled “Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of ‘millions of illegal aliens’ starting next week”. The article references a Monday night tweet from President Trump that reads, “Next […]
Money, Privilege and the Clerical Abuse Crisis- Why the USCCB must consider episcopal Finance Reform
As they prepare for their June meeting, the US Catholics bishops must address financial mismanagement and excessive attachments to money and power.
Statement of Ethicists Without Borders: “Christian Ethics, Climate Emergency and Nonviolent Direct Action”
Christian Ethics, Climate Emergency and Nonviolent Direct Action We are in the midst of a planetary mass extinction event, driven by human actions and sustained by unjust social structures and political institutions. Climate disruption, biodiversity […]
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