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Two Things to Know about Laudato Si’ and Technology

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Current Events | 3 comments

The following is a guest post by Jim Caccamo of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia,...

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Getting Real with Pope Francis (and his critics)

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Current Events | 5 comments

Whether in the classroom or in casual conversation, one of the most persistent challenges I encounter as a Catholic moral theologian comes...

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Laudato Si’ on Non-Human Animals: Three Hopeful Signs, Three Missed Opportunities

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

When a Pope names himself after the most famous animal-lover of all time, and then chooses to write his first encyclical on ecology,...

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Are the faithful drifting, being neglected or struggling?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

So much recent work has come out on the faith of Catholics in the United States. All of it seems to indicate that Catholics do not so much...

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The Everyday Ascetic: Thoughts on Laudato Si’

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Current Events | 3 comments

My first thought when I read Laudato Si’ was not the “climate change question” that has pervaded discussion so far. My...

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Evolution and Theological Anthropology in Laudato Si’

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

  Much of the commentary about Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, both before and after its release, has focused on the...

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Environmental Racism, Gun Violence Homicides and the Construction of Memorial Acclamations

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

Guest Post By: Shawnee M. Daniels-Sykes, Ph.D., Mount Mary University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Essentially, for Pope Francis “a sense of...

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Of Carbon Credits and Air Conditioners

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Current Events | 5 comments

In the early responses to the encyclical Laudato Si’, a couple particular points have drawn attention. As soon as I read the leaked...

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Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home (5 Themes to Note)

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

It’s here! A new social encyclical! As a Catholic moral theologian, I feel a bit like a child on Christmas morning. While I know that most...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Job 38:1, 8-11 Ps 107:23-31 (selections) 2 Cor 5:14-17 Mk 4:35-41 This week, with all the anticipation about the Holy Father’s...

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Pope Francis, Biblical Dominion, and the Saints on Non-Human Animals

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

The following is a guest post from Ian Jones, doctoral candidate at Fordham University. His dissertation focuses on the understanding of...

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“I’m Using Birth Control. Am I a Bad Catholic?”

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Current Events, From the Field | 4 comments

I spoke to a woman recently who I respect very much and who takes her faith very seriously. She mentioned that she is on artificial birth...

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Action Item: A Call to Solidarity with Our Nation’s Homeless

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in American Politics, Current Events, Pope Francis | 1 comment

This week, Congress considers legislation that would eliminate the National Housing Trust Fund and significantly reduce housing grants to...

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Right vs. Wrong – A Discussion of Jenner, Torture, and Poetry Appreciation

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

I’ve been teaching an “Ethics of Scholarly Inquiry” course to students at my university this summer, and one of the...

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Here’s How to Be a Good Catholic. Oh, wait. It Isn’t That Easy.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Current Events | 9 comments

A popular blog about Catholicism, motherhood, and family culture recently posted a list describing “Exactly How to Be a Good Catholic.”...

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Three Reasons to Go to a Conference: Reflections on the 2015 College Theology Society’s Annual Meeting

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

Early in my career, I thought of academic conferences mainly as professional opportunities. To get a job, one needed presentations and...

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Frs. Reese and Sirico on the Encyclical: What We Can Learn

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

It is getting borderline entertaining to watch the “prebuttals” on the upcoming encyclical. One could comment on how the wide access to...

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Millennials and Their Not So Stereotypical Hook Up Culture: 5 Studies

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

The recent essay “Changes in American Adults’ Sexual Behavior and Attitudes, 1972-2012” made the news last week (see here, here and here)....

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Nothing changing at the Synod on the Family?

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Current Events | 3 comments

At the first communion of my daughter, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and cousins were all sitting in the pew with her. When it...

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Was Liberation Theology Created by the KGB?

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Was Latin American liberation theology an invention of the Soviet KGB? So argues Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former intelligence official under...

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