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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]