Mary’s act of humility and boldness serves a model for us. Mary is neither passive nor prideful. Filled with God’s grace, Mary allows herself to be led by the Spirit to undertake bold actions as a parent, prophet, and follower of Christ.
This guest post is a prayer and letter written by Dr. Susan Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at Emory University Candler School of Theology. To add your signature to the 5000+ signatures below, visit:/Para […]
My personal call to sanctity does not usually involve getting up earlier than usual to read newly released Apostolic Exhortations, but in today’s newly released Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis writes that the “holiness to […]
Although the term “fake news” may be of relatively recent invention, Pope Francis argues that it begins already in the Garden of Eden. In an insightful exegesis of Genesis 3, he describes the serpent as […]
To the determent of both the church and the wider movements for social change, US Catholics have been slow to respond to Pope Francis’s call to organize. The time is now to rediscover a new theology and spirituality of organizing.
Yesterday, on the 49th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Cardinal Cupich announced the launching of a comprehensive program to address the violence plaguing Chicago communities. A letter was also issued to the citizens of Chicago […]
It has been a difficult week in my ministry, but an excruciating week for those I love who are vulnerable and targeted because they are alternately documented in this age of Trump. I live and […]
While it is tempting to set Donald Trump up as being the as the Anti-Pope Francis, such a view is both simplistic and dangerous. Such a binary ignores the profound depth of the pope’s message and his continuity with the Catholic-Biblical tradition.
On this, the closing of the Extraordinary Year of Mercy in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis released his latest encyclical letter, Misericordia et Misera. It is a relatively short letter (around 15 pages printed) and gets […]
The powerful words of Pope Francis at the 2016 Consistory ought to give all Americas pause. Coming less than two weeks after the contentious presidential election, the Pope’s homily, based on the reading from St. […]