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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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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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Catholic Voices Unite Against the Death Penalty

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

On Thursday, four diverse Catholic publications – America, National Catholic Reporter, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday...

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How (Not) to Have Arguments Among Catholics

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

A recent exchange between Robert Mickens and George Weigel provides an illustration of much that is wrong with our middle-brow...

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