The Church, like every human organization, is susceptible to sin. Christ, who established the Church as a universal community of believers to proclaim the kingdom of God, recognized the godliness and the human frailties of […]
Response of Dr. Jason Steidl to First Things’ Nic Rowan
This letter, by guest contributor Jason Steidl, responds to “Out at St. Paul,” a piece written by Nic Rowan and published online by First Things on September 4, 2018. Dr. Steidl previously contacted First Things to […]
Four Incomplete Ways of Reforming the Church
In the paragraphs below, four Daily Theology contributors respond individually to the question: “As a theologian, what church reform do you think is necessary to address the systemic enabling of sexual abuse in the Catholic church?” […]
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 […]
Catholics and the Sin of White Supremacy
By Eric Martin. The Catholic Church must have a long and honest communal examination after none of its clergy showed up in Charlottesville on August 12. Muslims and Jews, despite their vulnerable status, arrived ready […]
In the year 399 in Constantinople, the wealthy government official Eutropius, a man known for his lavish lifestyle and attempts to strip churches of their right to serve as a sanctuary for the persecuted, entered […]
Holy Sense of the Faithful, Theologians!
My first graduate course in theology sucker-punched me. The subject was ecclesiology, and studying the church while thinking for the first time about the Holy Spirit’s work blew me away. One idea in particular caught my attention: the […]
Where Two or Three Are Gathered: The Holy Spirit and the Blogging Community
If you have been following Daily Theology these past few weeks, you have seen that several members of our DT community have had the rare opportunity to share some time together. During the week of […]
A divided Salvadoran church—can it stand?
“Sshh, it’s not here,” is what a Franciscan sister quietly said to her two guests upon walking into the cathedral in San Salvador on Friday, May 22nd, the day before Romero’s beatification. After a couple […]
Can Anyone Withhold?
I suggest we think of those groups whom (some of) the leadership of the Church appears to consider – and most importantly, acts as if they are – outside of God’s favor, outside of receiving […]
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