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Paul Griffiths’ CTSA Plenary Address

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Current Events | 2 comments

Paul Griffiths has given us permission to make the text of his recent (and much talked about) plenary address to the Catholic Theological...

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Hooray for Nominal Catholics!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Current Events, The Parish | 2 comments

When I first began RCIA in 2006, there was a gentleman in my class named Larry. He was either in his late fifties or early sixties. A very...

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Father’s Day: What do Fathers Do?

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

It seems fathers play a particular role in society today. As the Wall Street Journal explained it, fathers who spend significant time...

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Capitalism and War: Are They Linked?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014 in Current Events | 3 comments

Returning again to his evangelizing style of conversational encounter, earlier this week Pope Francis gave an interview with the Spanish...

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Us Versus Them: Part Four of Theologian Converts

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Current Events | 2 comments

In light of the discussions Meg and Charlie have been having about Paul Griffiths’ lecture at the Catholic Theological Society of America...

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Does Paul Griffiths have to be Right for Paul Ryan to be Wrong?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Current Events | 9 comments

So, Paul Griffiths’ plenary address at CTSA this past week has got people talking. Our own Meghan Clark added her voice to these...

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What is theology? Moral Theology is Messy

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Current Events | 15 comments

Throughout this weekend’s CTSA, I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of context within the practice of theology....

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Love Reconciles, Love Remembers

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

In Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last, John Gottman argues that, for marriages, “it is how you resolve...

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A Cradle Catholic Perspective on Converts: Theologian Converts, Part III

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

This week’s entry in the series is by guest poster Dr. Kelly Johnson, who teaches in the Religious Studies department at the...

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Violent Entertainment and the Foundations of Sin: A Thomistic Appraisal of the Culture of Violence

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in American Politics, Current Events, Popular Culture | 0 comments

The first mass shooting I remember being impacted by is Columbine. Even though we lived hundreds of miles away in California, I recall the...

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Beyond Just War: Pope Francis and Justpeace

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

The following is a guest post from Eli McCarthy, who teaches justice and peace studies at Georgetown University and is the Director of...

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To be a convert… Theologian Converts, Part II

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Current Events | 3 comments

I had not anticipated that my initial foray into this topic would create quite so much buzz. While there are only four comments (thus far)...

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Ruining the Church? Thoughts on Theologian Converts, Part I

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Current Events | 7 comments

I recently attended a theological conference where, at several points, those of us in attendance made note of how many converts to...

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The New Authoriphobia

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Current Events | 4 comments

Pope Francis has treated Catholic social doctrine as…well…doctrine. So did the last four popes. (Indeed, the last four are responsible for...

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Honoring Our Mothers in Theology

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Current Events, Women and Gender | 4 comments

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has been charged by Cardinal Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the...

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Stories of Success

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

My seven year old son hung his head low as he walked off of the baseball diamond after his game.  I asked him what was wrong, and he said,...

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Inequality in America: Seeing the Problems Accurately

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

Economic inequality is a complex topic. The great desire for a “scoreboard number” is in this area (as in much economics) a temptation to...

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College students are not doing what you think they are doing

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Current Events | 2 comments

You may have noticed a bit of a slowdown at the blog lately (except for the discussions of the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John...

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Consulting the Archives: The Boston Globe’s Coverage of the Opening of Vatican II and the Death of John XXIII

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

The popes are the in the news a lot today: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and our current Pope Francis canonized two popes from the recent...

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The Pope-Saints: A Personal Reflection

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

St. John XXIII fathered the Catholic world in which I grew up. Had there been no John XXIII, I suppose my Mass might still have been in...

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