Since we began in 2011, these are our all-time most popular posts. Enjoy!
An Office, Not a Person – Benedict’s Gift, by Brian Flanagan, captures the profundity of Benedict’s moment of announcing his resignation as Pope, and wonders what it might mean for the future.
Best Man for the Job: An Analysis of the New Secretary of State, by Kevin Ahern, lauds Pope Francis’ recent selection of Pietro Parolin as the Secretary of State, reflecting on Kevin’s own history with the prelate.
Better Hermeneutics through Star Wars, by Stephen Okey, contemplates the notion of theological hermeneutics via some of George Lucas’ editorial “updates” to the 1970’s Star Wars trilogy.
Downton Abbey, Francis Bacon, Spiderman, and St. Augustine: Who holds the power of That Thing We Call Science?, by John Slattery, discusses the political and often misunderstood nature of “science” as seen in an episode of Downton Abbey.
Francis and a Risk of Madness, by Andrew Staron, reflects upon Pope Francis’ decision to accept risk by walking around in public at World Youth Day with little protection.
Global Problems Require Global Governance: The Vatican’s Note on Financial Reform, by Kevin Ahern, critically reflects upon the October, 2011, Vatican document on the global financial crisis.
Is World Youth Day Worth It?, by Kevin Ahern, wonders whether the vast monies and time spent on World Youth Day are worth the theological value of the event.
Meeting Hatred with Love: Burying Tamerlan Tsarnaev, by Kevin Ahern, argues that the Diocese of Boston should clamor to bury the perpetrator of the Boston Marathon bombing, out of a deep Catholic theology of social justice and human dignity.
Post-Partisan? The Importance of Language and Labels, by Brad Rothrock, argues against America Magazine’s decision to discontinue use of “conservative” and “liberal” labels.
Sacred Music: Gregorian Chant and the David Crowder Band, by John Slattery, relates the methods of the rock music of the David Crowder Band with the revered songs of Gregorian Chant.
Staying in one’s cell, by Brian Flanagan, contemplates an answer of solitude and prayer to the question, “Why are you still Catholic?”
The Road to Emmaus and Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball”: The Journey Back to Community, by Katherine Greiner, reflects upon the Boss’ new album and a theological conception of and ideal community.