The U.S. Catholic Church, Joseph Flipper writes, “is shaped by, and continues to operate out of, a matrix of whiteness.” As a result, the church’s identity and mission are distorted by its normative whiteness—as well as […]
Second Sunday of Advent: Preparing the Way of the Lord
By Jennifer Owens-Jofré Luke 3:1-6 From the start of this Gospel passage, the Evangelist is sensitive to political and religious power, telling his reader who is in charge. In the midst of the everyday workings […]
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?
Grace Illuminated by Shadow: Caravaggio’s The Calling of St. Matthew
I know that I am by no means the only one who is drawn by work of Caravaggio, by no means the only one seduced and transformed by its play of light and shadow, its […]
Ella, Peggy, Myles, and Jesus: Facilitating Transformation
By Andrew Krinks Organizing, popularly understood, is about drawing up campaigns to bring about shifts in a political landscape. It is identifying the terms of victory in order to discern and utilize tactics comprising a strategy […]
The Frailty of Easter
We humans are a short-lived species. The average life-span in the United States hovers between 75 and 80. The age of the earth, on the other hand, is around 4,500,000,000 years. The age of the […]
Palm Sunday: Affirming the Value of All Living
The Palm Sunday liturgy produces a tension in us. The stories that we tell are really a process, a journey that we call Passion. We have Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the one hand […]
1st Sunday of Lent: “one who has similarly been tested in every way”
When I was a junior at Georgetown, I was part of a Bible study on the Gospel of Mark. Although I had been raised as a sort of lackadaisical Presbyterian, I had been trending towards […]
St. Ignatius: The Fresh Prince of the S.J.s
In honor of the the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola (July 31st) and in gratitude for the many Jesuits who shape our lives as theologians and Christians, Daily Theology re-imagines the story of St. Ignatius.
Jesus is Outside
He was scandalously conceived outside of a proper marriage, born outside of his society’s attention, and immediately a refugee outside his homeland as he fled brutal political power. He brought contempt and rejection upon himself […]
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