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Polarization: Three Hopes, Three Questions

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

Polarization can be understood on a number of levels. On three of these, it seems, the recent Polarization and the U.S. Catholic Church...

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Polarization: A Textbook Case

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Current Events | 3 comments

One way in which polarization is created and sustained in Catholic discourse is by the positing of false and misleading dichotomies. Much...

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Polarization and the Synod: Two Insights

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

One of the things I value about my institutional location is that I get to engage conversations from the full spectrum of American...

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Turkson’s Three Directions for Catholic Ecology

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Cardinal Peter Turkson recently gave a lecture in Ireland that, as Michael Peppard expertly summarizes, offers a preview of the...

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Unsentimental

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

We live in a public discourse awash in emotional manipulation. For whatever cause – commercial, charitable, political – we are subjected...

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