Julie Hanlon Rubio is a professor of Christian social ethics in the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (Provided photo)

Julie Hanlon Rubio is professor of Christian social ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in California. Her book, Catholic and Feminist: Is It Still Possible?, is due for publication in 2021. She is a former member of NCR's Board of Directors.

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Pandemic Mass-going: 'Park church' replaces in-person and Zoom Masses, for now

Commentary: In late summer, as restrictions on outdoor gatherings in Berkeley relaxed a bit, a small group began to meet, masked and distanced, in a nearby park to read and reflect on Scripture, and pray.

Book Review

Author makes case that sex in heaven could shape its place on Earth

Book review: Is there sex in heaven? Most theologians in the history of Christianity have said no. Theological ethicist Patricia Beattie Jung claims that sex could be a part of an afterlife full of love of God and others. 

Arguing with Dorothy Day challenges my quest for a Christian life

Take and Read: When I first read Dorothy Day in 1987, seven years after the famous writer, activist and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement had died, I was immediately pulled in.


Pope offers compelling vision of love

Commentary: Amoris Laetitia is not as inclusive as it ought to be, but read expansively, it is a demanding and compelling vision of love.