Tag: Church

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?”  Their opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Daily Theology’s editors or other […]

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 Faggioli of Villanova University, and the columnist Ross Douthat of the New York […]

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 for whatever the day brought. Members of the United Church of Christ, Pentecostals, […]

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 sensus fidelium.  First, because cool Latin phrase.  But second, and more substantively, because […]

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 and manifesting the gifts of the Holy Spirit: lesbians, gay men, transgender folks, […]