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Untying Knots: Bishop Cupich’s Theology

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

I love my country… that country being the land of my birth, Chicagoland. I love the massive church that is the archdiocese. And I...

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The New Archbishop of Chicago is no Moderate

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

It has already started. The Crux headline insists that Bishop Cupich is “a moderate voice.”  The AP leads with it in the first...

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Racial Injustice and the White Privilege Narrative: A Reply to Bill O’Reilly

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

The word “myth” can be taken in two senses. Negatively, myth may refer to non-reality. Positively, on the other hand, myth can refer to a...

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Testing…testing…. Secrets and Truths of Technology and Genetics

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

While much bioethics discussion about genetic testing occurs in relation to fetal medicine, I worry sometimes that such a focus scares us...

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Some Reflections on my Last New Wineskins

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

As regular readers of this blog have no doubt seen, a few of us are doing series of posts connected to the 12th annual summer meeting of...

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Sexual Assault on Campuses: We Need More than Consent

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Current Events | 6 comments

“It is going to take time for colleges to catch up to the epidemic of sexual assault,” so argues a recent article from the Chronicle...

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Euthanasia, Abortion and Academic Discourse on Racial Justice

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Current Events, From the Field | 0 comments

As a white person of privilege, and along with several of my white colleagues who focus their academic work on racial justice, I’ve found...

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Whether Becoming a Catholic Moral Theologian is a Vocation

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

In honor of the 12th annual New Wine, New Wineskins Symposium held between July 31 and August 3rd, I recently posted reflections from...

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New Wine, New Wineskins: Reflections from William C. Mattison III

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Current Events, From the Field | 0 comments

New Wine, New Wineskins recently held its 12th annual gathering at the Campus of Notre Dame. In the coming weeks our Charles Camosy and I...

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Time Lords and the Lord of Time: A Whovian Theology

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

How often is the combustion of a dinosaur in nineteenth century London the start of an investigation that leads to a cyborg who steals...

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James Foley and Catholic Education

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Current Events, Theology at College, War | 0 comments

Like so many others, I was stunned and saddened by the news of James Foley, Marquette University ‘94, who was apparently beheaded by ISIS...

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Theology and Experience: Francis Strikes Again

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Current Events, From the Field | 0 comments

At the recent Catholic Conversation Project meeting in Helena, Montana, sponsored by Carroll College, one of the main topics on the agenda...

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What is Violence? Continuing the Conversation from New Wineskins to Ferguson to Gaza

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Current Events, From the Field | 0 comments

One of the “traditions” that has evolved out of the annual New Wine, New Wineskins conference, held recently between July...

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The Vatican on Military Intervention in Defense of the Innocent

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in American Politics, Current Events, Pope Francis, War | 2 comments

A number of my friends and acquaintances on Facebook this week have expressed their surprise, given Pope Francis’s record of making...

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On Gaza: If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Current Events, War | 3 comments

On July 24 at the Catholic Social Thought, Politics, and the Public Square page on Facebook, Jackie Turvey Tait asked if any Catholic...

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Of Wheat and Weeds: Pope Francis’ Prayer for Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in American Politics, Current Events, Pope Francis, War | 1 comment

The Islamic State group referred to in the media as ISIS has seized Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, and given a death sentence to any...

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Crisis on the Border: The Global Refugee Crisis Comes to America

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Current Events | 3 comments

El Salvador. Honduras. Guatemala. Three countries in Central America with increasing, rampant gang violence and homicide. These are also...

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After Hobby Lobby: Persistent Confusion about the Nature of Religious Belief

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Current Events | 10 comments

In the wake of Hobby Lobby, the attacks on religious belief in the public square—along with the confusions which often fuel such...

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Religious colleges undermine higher education! What?!?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

Religious colleges “systematically undermine the most fundamental purposes of higher education.” So argues Peter Conn in a recent opinion...

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Parental Alienation is Intrinsically Immoral

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Current Events, Marriage and Family | 2 comments

Parental alienation can be defined in myriad ways. For the purposes of this post, I define parental alienation as deliberate effort on the...

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