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“Thy Kingdom Come” – The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Current Events, Lectionary | 0 comments

Lectionary 111 Gn 18:20-32 Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8 Col 2:12-14 Lk 11:1-13   There have been so many disturbing instances of...

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Is There a Moral Center To Hold?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Current Events | 0 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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Learning the Gaze of Christ: Three Reflections on Amoris Laetitia

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

This is a guest post by Dr. Alessandro Rovati. Many commentaries about Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia focused on the...

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Eloquent words, I have none…

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

It takes me several days, or sometimes weeks, to post blog posts about various topics, usually. If I were to try to be eloquent here...

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On Grief and Hope in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Current Events, Lectionary | 1 comment

Lectionary #90, Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time June is a time of year when, despite the sun and the warmth, and the generally relaxed pace...

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You Should Read This: Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts that Make Up a Catholic Life

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

You should read this book because it is a moral theology book in the best sense of the word. I think that if we follow Thomas’...

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Controlling the Evolving Catholic Blogosphere?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Current Events | 1 comment

Crux ran a commentary recently by a frequent Catholic priest blogger from Patheos, entitled “Radical Catholic blogs may be a cesspool, but...

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Why bother writing theology online?

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Current Events | 1 comment

We’ve been blogging for five years, more or less. In honor of that five years, I offer here five benefits of doing theology online,...

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Encountering God at Summer Music Festivals

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Current Events, Popular Culture | 0 comments

In my first year of teaching at USD, one of my students came in 50 minutes late to a 55 minute class, with wet hair and sandy flip-flops....

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President Obama is Visiting Hiroshima not to Apologize?

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Current Events | 5 comments

The White House recently announced that President Obama will visit Hiroshima in the upcoming months making him the first sitting American...

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The Complicity of Catholic Progressives in Amoris Laetitia Commentary

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Current Events | 1 comment

Following is a guest post from Craig A. Ford, Jr.,  a doctoral candidate and the Margaret O’Brien Flatley Fellow in Theological...

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On the Vatican Conference and Just Peace

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Current Events | 2 comments

The following is a guest post from Eli McCarthy, who is an adjunct professor of Justice and Peace Studies at Georgetown University. What...

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“The Perks of Maternity Leave”: “Socially Mandated” Reflections on the Nature of Work in the US

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

Anna Davies caused some waves in the Mom Blog- and Twitter-spheres with her article “I Want all the Perks of Maternity Leave Without...

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Kimmy and the Pope

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

In a section of Amoris Laetitia, the post-synodal apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis, the pope refers to the film Babette’s...

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Seventh Sunday of Easter/The Ascension of the Lord

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

Acts 7:55-60 PS 97:1-2, 6-7, 9 Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20 Jn 17:20-26 There is a curious tension (to say the least!) in the Christian life....

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

ACTS 15:1-2, 22-29 PS 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 REV 21:10-14, 22-23 JN 14:23-29 Our first reading this week from Acts relates how the peace and...

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Amoris Laetitia: A Call to Slow Family and Slow Church

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

Among the many contested and even confounding questions in Amoris Laetitia is the question of what, exactly, it means to hold to church...

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“Wonderfully Complicated”: Amoris Laetitia as an Invitation to a Grown-Up Faith

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Current Events, Marriage and Family, Pope Francis | 0 comments

Faithful + Honest + Realistic + Creative In this post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis restates official teachings on marriage...

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Being Pastoral: It’s Complicated

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Current Events | 0 comments

Austin Ivereigh has a fantastic, extremely helpful “preview” of what to expect in Pope Francis’s document on marriage and the family, due...

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The Coming of Physician-Assisted Dying (aka Euthanasia) to Canada

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Bioethics, Life and Death, Current Events | 1 comment

It is telling that the Supreme Court of Canada avoided the language of assisted-suicide or euthanasia, and instead chose the euphemism...

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