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A New Paradigm for Catholic Energy Ethics

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

The following is a guest post by Erin Lothes Biviano, who teaches theology at the College of St. Elizabeth. 2015 promises to be a...

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Public Choice Theorists Should Read the Popes

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

  One of the key goals of Pope Francis’s papacy has been the reform of the Curia, the Vatican bureaucracy responsible for overseeing...

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Between Rabbits and Contraception

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Pope Francis has caused a little controversy with his statement that Catholics do not need to breed like rabbits.  Many inside and outside...

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[UPDATE 1/23] The Viability of the 20-Week Abortion Ban: Is the GOP Willing to Work to Secure Passage?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

This week brings with it yet another difficult Roe v. Wade anniversary. But this one has something different about it: not only will...

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#ReclaimMLK and the Aesthetics of Appropriation

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in American Politics, Current Events | 0 comments

Yesterday’s national observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday—arriving in the wake of the violent death of Michael Brown in...

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Feminization or Commercialization? A Reply to Cardinal Burke

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Current Events, From the Field, The Parish | 2 comments

His Eminence Cardinal Burke recently gave an interview to the “New Emangeliztion Project,” a group which argues that there is...

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A Brief Reflection on MLK: Subtle Changes in Racial Consciousness

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

This is the third J-term in a row that I am teaching an Introduction to Christian Morality, in which I have used sections from Fr. Bryan...

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Marriage and Divorce, Burden and Liberation

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

One of the most contentious issues at the recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on marriage and the family was the question of divorced...

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Forbes to Francis: Exit Stage Left?

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

My colleague Bill Collinge and I were planning for the coming semester’s faculty seminar, where we engage faculty at the Mount across the...

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The Baptism of the Lord – Overcoming Violence with Patience and Mercy

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Current Events, Lectionary, Pope Francis | 0 comments

Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or 55:1-11; Ps 29: 1-4, 9-10 or Is 12: 2-6; Acts 10: 34-38 or 1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk 1: 7-11 In July of 2014 I wrote a post...

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This Year in Cuba? The Coming Agony and Obligation of Reconciliation.

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in American Politics, Current Events | 0 comments

  “La patria es agonia y deber.”/”The homeland is agony and duty.”  — Jose Marti Every year on Christmas,...

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Epiphany: Let Us Seek the Lord

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Current Events, Lectionary | 0 comments

This week’s readings are beautiful. And they make me deeply uncomfortable.  The clarion call of Isaiah sounds across the centuries, “Rise...

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A Janus Post: 2014 Highlights in Moral Theology and 2015 Expectations

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Relative to other years, it’s been a slower blogging year this year than in the past. At the end of 2012, I suggested it had been...

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Jointly Written Op-Ed Calls for Reflection on Peace and Justice in Islam and Christianity

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in American Politics, Current Events, War | 0 comments

Today the San Diego Union Tribune published an op-ed written by two of my colleagues from the University of San Diego. Bahar Davary,...

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Death Rattle for the Costanza Strategy? David Koch Comes Out in Support of Abortion Rights

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Americans are used to cynical political maneuvering. We have military hawks actually running as small-government conservatives. And...

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What does the word “terror” really mean today?

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

Let me begin this post by doing what I specifically instruct my students not to do at the beginning of a paper: give a dictionary...

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The Libertarian Default

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Current Events | 6 comments

At the end of every semester in my ethics class (a required class for all students here at the Mount), I read ethics research paper...

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Statement of Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Bioethics, Life and Death, Current Events, Role of Moral Theologian in Church and Society Series | Comments Off

Advent is a season of waiting and of hoping. In the face of conflict, distrust, and division – in the wilderness – we are...

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Is Praying for Peace Effective?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

Was Pope Francis’s prayer for peace in Syria in September 2013 a failure? Daniel Petri, writing recently at Millennial, asks this...

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A World AIDS Day Reflection

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Immersed in death, dying yourself, or sitting vigil by the bedside of someone who is, death loses some of its mystery, and there comes a...

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