My mother is a fifth-grade educator, and recently on the phone, she told me about the lock down drill their district ran this week. In her small, rural, public school, […]
I imagine it was quite the surprise for Cleopas and his unnamed companion. They had just hustled back from Emmaus to tell the other disciples about Jesus, who spoke with […]
My personal call to sanctity does not usually involve getting up earlier than usual to read newly released Apostolic Exhortations, but in today’s newly released Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis […]
I have to go soon, I don’t have much time. This is my last class teaching at Notre Dame. Have I found the voice with which I sing? Have I […]
Each semester, when teaching the passion, death, and resurrection narratives of the Gospels to my students, I also teach the Paschal Mystery and assign the text of the Exsultet. The […]
By Molly Crawford Mass incarceration does not appear on many people’s list of pressing respect for life issues. However, an estimated 2.2 million lives play out behind bars at this […]
A mini-post in honor of International Women’s Day today, giving us as good a reason as any to promote and celebrate the contributions of the many excellent women theologians to […]
Sitting in the Garden of Gethsemane I was consoled by an experience that I might not have gotten elsewhere.How often in considering this story do we consider that Jesus sought consolation and prayer in a garden?
It felt like a pebble in my shoe. The sharp pain of something out of place jabbed at me, making me want to take off my shoe and shake it […]
Disclaimer: At the outset of this post, I feel I need to say at least one thing I’m not talking about here. I’m not talking about suffering inflicted by sinful […]
Enjoy these VaLENTine’s Day memes!
By: Jason Steidl I read with great interest Kevin Ahern’s piece on Daily Theology calling Catholic theologians to publicly defend James Martin, SJ. I would seem to be Kevin’s intended audience. […]
The lack of engagement by academic theologians in the face of recent attacks against Fr. James Martin, SJ raises deeper questions on the state of public theology. Who is directing the narrative of public theology today? Have academic theologians ceded the public discourse on theology to a handful of loud angry voices?
Last night Fordham University, in association with Religion News Service and Salt and Light Media, held a debate on the effects of the first five year’s of Pope Francis’s pontificate, […]
Although the term “fake news” may be of relatively recent invention, Pope Francis argues that it begins already in the Garden of Eden. In an insightful exegesis of Genesis 3, […]
Ethicists Without Borders on the Crisis in Syria April 17, 2018 The poison gas attack that killed and injured scores of people, including children, on April 7, 2018, in Douma, […]