Open Wide, Broken Hearts: The Enduring Claims of Justice

The following is taken from a post I wrote in December 2018 for Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, North American Forum, "Open Wide Our Hearts." At its meeting in November 2018, the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. … Continue reading Open Wide, Broken Hearts: The Enduring Claims of Justice

Paying Attention to Lydia and Women who Led from the Beginning

I recently attended a zoom conversation sponsored by FutureChurch featuring biblical scholar Michael Peppard, of Fordham University. This installation of a conversation series called “Women Erased,” explored scripture passages about women that have been excluded from the Catholic lectionary, made “optional,” or are not read on Sundays. Prof. Peppard noted that for many Catholics, the … Continue reading Paying Attention to Lydia and Women who Led from the Beginning

War on COVID-19 & The Battle for Economy

Militaristic metaphors and analogies for the COVID-19 pandemic have become ubiquitous. There are soldiers, front lines under siege, trenches, weapons, and battles with an “invisible enemy.” We have marshaled resources and deploy personnel and armaments on a massive scale. Military units have been called into action to distribute supplies and accompany the dead. Naval Ships … Continue reading War on COVID-19 & The Battle for Economy