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26th Sunday of Ordinary Time: False Magic

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

Amos 6:1a, 4-7, 1 Tim 6:11-16, Luke 16:19-31 Some biblical passages (like last week’s Gospel of the dishonest steward) are hard to figure...

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Fossil Fuel Privilege

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Current Events | 4 comments

Over at dotcommonweal the other day, I commented on a study that showed how little people are willing to pay to get a cleaner energy...

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Jacobs’ Lament: Can Christians Be Public Intellectuals?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Current Events | 1 comment

Charlie’s post from yesterday raises a larger fundamental question about the place of Christian thought in public discourse. It directed...

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American Discontent and Catholic Economics

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Current Events | 1 comment

Americans have long been pretty discontented about the direction of the country. In my lifetime, only two periods – the mid to late 1980’s...

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Is There a Moral Center To Hold?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Current Events | 2 comments

I have been struggling to come up with something valuable to say in the midst of this extraordinarily challenging moment. Perhaps not...

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