There are few musical artists whose work I anticipate as eagerly as I do a film, or the new episode of a television show: Janelle Monáe is one of them. […]
Each semester I teach a short introduction into the doctrine of the Trinity in my Theological Foundations course. I am never satisfied with the way it goes. First of all, […]
One of our Daily Theology guest contributors, Eric Martin was recently arrested in a nonviolent action to support students at the University of Virginia. Eric is a doctoral candidate in theology […]
Thomas Merton wrote: “Presumably everyone in the country wants peace in one way or other. But most Americans have prior commitments — or attachments — to other things which make peace […]
Does the Lord’s Ascension have something to say to Mother’s Day? I meditated on this last week as I celebrated the first anniversary of my mother’s death on May 9. […]
In light of the recent move of the US Embassy for Israel to Jerusalem, Ahern draws from his recent visit to the city to ask what Jerusalem should mean to US Catholics.
Given how quickly the lectionary moves away from post-Easter events, it is tempting to think we “run out” of stories of the risen Christ. Yet the Church is encouraging us […]
As we moved through Earth Day this past Sunday, I have found myself contemplating Earth’s death. I don’t mean the destruction of the planet itself (though that may come to […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
DT author John Slattery published an important piece over at Religion Dispatches today on the Jesuit paleontologist mentioned during the Royal wedding sermon, Teilhard de Chardin: After Bishop Michael Bruce Curry […]