Take and Read: In his Jesus: An Experiment in Christology, the Dominican theologian traced the genesis of Christian belief in Jesus Christ, our window into God.
Over the summer, 20 individuals at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., spent a week living, working, studying and praying together, contemplating what exactly a “faith that does justice” means in their own neighborhoods. The core group were part of the inaugural Be the Light Youth Theology Institute, and included 10 Buffalo high schoolers, six Canisius College undergraduate students, two graduate students, an assistant director from campus ministry and a director from the philosophy department.
The bearded and robed reclining figure of St. Peter Nolasco cannot be sleeping soundly or dreaming sweetly. A tree has sprouted from his left side, and no fewer than 36 friars stand on leaf platforms formed by 11 branches emanating from the trunk. Above the tree, the Virgin of Mercy perches atop the coat of arms of the Mercedarian Order, which the 13th-century saint founded to negotiate with Muslims and pirates in North Africa, Spain and the Mediterranean for the release of Christian captives.
In The Valiant Woman, readers come to see that well before the contemporary women’s movement, images of Mary had a complex and sometimes liberating impact.
Distinctly Catholic: Part 3 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of Pope Francis and his predecessors: embodying the six touchstones of post-conciliar life.
Distinctly Catholic: Part 2 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of the papacies of Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis: Why were Paul VI's accomplishments so easily ignored?
Take and Read: With her passionate voice, mujerista theology, based in the lived experience of the poor, brought the struggle of Latinas to the table.
Distinctly Catholic: Part 1 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of the papacies of Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis, who is facing unprecedented opposition.
Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly newspaper Tertio that his exhortation on the family sprang from consultations with Catholics around the world and was thoroughly discussed by the bishops at the 2014 and 2015 synods on the family. Francis said that "everything in there was approved by more than two-thirds" of the synod members.
Take and Read: I remember sitting in my apartment with Gyn/Ecology, feeling as if my head had been taken off my neck, turned upside down, completely shaken up and put back on.