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 Exsultet is the prayer chanted […]
Imprisoning Our Dignity: America’s Sin of Mass Incarceration
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 moment. These lives are often […]
Women Theologians You Should Be Reading Right Now: A Primer
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 the church, academy, and society. […]
Seeking God in the Garden of Gethsemane
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?
The Rhythm of the Would-Be Saints: Pilgrimage as Kairos
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 out. But it wasn’t a […]
But Does It Work? – Anointing the Sick as a Model Response to Suffering
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 systems and actions, that we […]
VaLENTine’s Day Memes
Enjoy these VaLENTine’s Day memes!
“Public Theology and Queer Catholic Experience: A Response to Kevin Ahern”
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. As a gay ecclesiologist and […]
A Failure in Public Theology: The Non-Defense of James Martin, SJ
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?
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?
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, between theologian and historian Massimo […]
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