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Catholic Marriage (Part 4): Friendship of Spouses as “Communion with Jesus Christ”

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

This post is part of a series of six focusing on the Catholic church’s teaching on marriage and how it fosters the goods of: economic...

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From the editors: On Anti-Muslim Sentiment in America

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

We, as Christian theologians in the public sphere, stand together in solidarity with Muslims in the United States in support of all Muslim...

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Is Santa dangerous?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Is Santa dangerous? To some degree, yes. But this post is not about why your family should not participate in the cultural tradition of...

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What did Pope Francis say about condoms on World AIDS Day?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

December 1st was World AIDS Day. Here’s are some of my previous posts: from 2014 and from 2012. But this year, in addition to...

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No “Business as Usual” for Catholics and Paid Family Leave

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Sarah Pulliam Bailey has written an important article for the Washington Post on paid family leave and religious institutions. As we might...

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10 Suggestions for Interrupting White Privilege

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in American Politics, Current Events | 2 comments

I have often wondered what I would have done had I lived through some of the great social movements of history, such as the civil rights...

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Where is Structural Sin in Laudato Si’?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

  In an early commentary on Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, my friend Kevin Ahern noted with some dismay the absence of the...

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Catholic Marriage (Part 3): “Demonstration of Solidarity”

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

This post is part of a series of six focusing on the Catholic church’s teaching on marriage and how it fosters the goods of: economic...

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Internal Forum: A Common Ground Solution for the Divorced and Remarried

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

The following is a guest post from Julie Hanlon Rubio, professor of theology at Saint Louis University. The German-speaking group of...

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Catholic Marriage (Part 2): “The Ecclesia domestica”

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

This post is part of a series of six focusing on the Catholic church’s teaching on marriage and how it fosters the goods of: economic...

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The Primacy of Forgiveness (Or, What the Pope’s Confessional has to do with the Synod Discussion of Conscience)

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

Following is a jointly-authored post from Jana Bennett and David Cloutier: Watching the Synod from the sidelines, it is evident that...

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Catholic Marriage (Part 1): “An Essential Agent of Economic Life”

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

Every time I read a new article on the Synod of Bishops meeting on the family, I have to remind myself why I care about the church’s...

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Unless You Become as Little Children…

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

At a plenary session of the Synod of Bishops on Thursday, Fr. Manuel Dorantes recounted the following remarkable story (also here), first...

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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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Syria.

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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