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The Postcolonial Pope

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Pope Francis | 0 comments

A few years ago I wrote a piece here on the blog about why we need a postcolonial hagiography. I explained then that Catholic social...

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Grandma: A Missed Opportunity for Feminism on the Big Screen

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

If you haven’t seen the highly acclaimed film Grandma, starring Lily Tomlin and Julia Garner, you might be surprised to discover that this...

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Prepare to be Ambushed (In a Good Way)… Beyond Apathy: You Should Read This

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in From the Field, Women and Gender | 6 comments

(This is part of a periodic series here at CMT that we call “You Should Read This.” In each post a contributor recommends a book or...

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Ephesians 5 and Domestic Violence: Words of Eternal Life?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2015 in Current Events, Marriage and Family, The Parish, Women and Gender | 8 comments

“To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” So says Simon Peter to Jesus in today’s gospel (Jn 6:60-69). As people of...

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On Naming God: Gendered God-Talk in Laudato Si’

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Pope Francis | 2 comments

One cannot escape the dilemma of gendered language when trying to interpret the pope’s new encyclical. While it is certainly refreshing to...

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