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Seeing My Country through the Eyes of Pope Francis

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Speaking to Congress, Pope Francis offered his understanding of the American spirit. He revealed for us who we are in the core of our...

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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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Welcoming Pope Francis…From Nairobi

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

How does a Catholic moral theologian welcome Pope Francis to her country from across the globe? Since I am not in the US, I decided to...

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Say “No” to Physician-Assisted Suicide

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

Late last week the California state legislature subverted their own rules by pushing through “The End of Life Option Act” during a special...

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Abortion Clinic Protesters

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Current Events | 9 comments

Which adjective came to mind when you read the title of this post? During my high school teaching days I also served as moderator of the...

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Catholic Campuses and Sexual Assault

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

Over at Daily Theology, they are in the midst of an Octave of Theological Reflection on Sexual Assault and Higher Education. It is an...

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Dignity Minus Fifty

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Have you heard of Jennifer Pan? Her father, Hann, and her mother, Bich (pronounced Bick), were political refugees from Vietnam who...

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Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Current Events | 3 comments

I am haunted by the images of Syrian and other refugees. I still remember, a couple years later, a YouTube video posted by the Save the...

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Did Pope Francis Say Something New about Abortion and Forgiveness?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Current Events | 3 comments

There has been a lot of excitement surrounding Pope Francis’ words about abortion and forgiveness today. Covered by everyone from...

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Does Catholic Mass Have a Dress Code? Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Current Events, Lectionary | 3 comments

Is 35:4-7; Ps 146:6-10; Jas 2:1-5; Mk 7:31-37. This week’s second reading invites us to certain considerations regarding the celebration...

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Loisy, Congar, and the Middle Way

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Current Events, From the Field | 3 comments

Alfred Loisy was not an extremist in either the “traditionalist” or “modernist” sense. Rather, he belonged to that “perhaps not numerous...

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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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Everything is a Caress of God

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

The following is a guset post from Dr. Alessandro Rovati, Adjunct Professor at Belmont Abbey College. There have been so many comments on...

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Should You Permit Your Kids to Play American Football?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

For many high school football teams across the country, football practice begins tomorrow. As someone who spent his share of time dreading...

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The Everday Ascetic: Considering Food Waste in the US

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Current Events | 3 comments

A couple weeks I wrote a post about Laudato Si’ and its call on Catholics to lead more ascetic lives. Some people have asked,...

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The Least Dignity: Treatment and Custody of Pre-Born Victims of Abortion Violence

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Current Events, From the Field | 6 comments

This is a guest post from Justin Menno, doctoral candidate in theology at the University of Dayton, and instructor at Catholic Central...

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And Then There Were None

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Current Events | 8 comments

Last Thursday I posted a critique of replies to the video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola discussing the harvesting of fetal tissue. Since a great...

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The Solemnity of Abortion

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Current Events | 5 comments

There is currently a great deal of controversy over a video released by the Irvine, California-based Center for Medical Progress in which...

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Why Greece is Not a Morality Play

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

We have an awful tendency to turn every story into a good-versus-evil, heroes-and-villains tale. Some stories are like this; many are...

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From the Parish: Reflections on Same-Sex Marriage and the SCOTUS Decision

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Current Events | 5 comments

The following is a guest reflection from Father Satish Joseph, PhD. As some of our regular readers have noted, us regulars here at...

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