Brett C. Hoover teaches pastoral and practical theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he also directs graduate programs in theology and pastoral theology.  He is the author of The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of US Catholicism (NYU Press, 2014) andComfort: An Atlas for the Body and Soul (Riverhead, 2011).

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The unruly, chaotic wind of God

Daily Easter Reflections: Imagining God in any form remains a tricky business. The cartoonist, blogger and former Pentecostal pastor David Hayward — who goes by the amusing moniker of "naked pastor" — developed a cartoon I often use teaching university theology classes. 

We pray for all souls today -- but we're not always so inclusive

During Mass, do people from certain groups get omitted or forgotten? Whose lives and experiences get referenced in preaching? Who gets left out?