October 2017

The Cure for a Throwaway Culture

Charles Camosy, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham, follows the lead of Pope Francis in recommending Christian cures for what ails society.

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Black Bodies, Kneeling, and the Liturgy

Eric T. Styles, Rector of Carroll Hall at the University of Notre Dame, puts Colin Kaepernick's kneeling within a liturgical and Girardian perspective.

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Ancient Israel's Law of Defending the Weak

Anthony Pagliarini of Notre Dame's theology department argues the Law requires of Israel an extension of what God himself has done for her.

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I Used to Be a Creationist

I have a confession to make: I used to be a creationist. This probably sounds absurd, especially coming from a student at a university which prides itself on its commitment to faith and reason—a university which was even home to on...

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The Hospitality of Adoption

"I hope that you'll have one of your own one day." Anyone who has adopted a child has heard this statement more than once. As an adopting parent of two children, I've learned to grit my teeth and smile, offering this gentle retort, "Wel...

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Beauty Already Has Saved the World

St. Paul concludes his letter to the Philippians with an exhortation: Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and...

Letting the Imagination Out to Play

Last weekend, I was in Philadelphia for the Society for Catholic Liturgy. This “multidisciplinary association of Catholic scholars” seeks to promote the “scholarly study and practical renewal of the Church’s litur...

School as Personalist Community

Education is power. I’ve heard this many times, and I don’t disagree. However, our educational system is in crisis. Our diocesan schools are in crisis, and the solutions coming from the top don’t really seem to be helpi...


The Perfect Family Is an Idol

Anna Keating, author of The Catholic Catalogue, discusses why the American idea of family, the nuclear family, is way too small.

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