Take and Read: For Asians who studied theology at Roman pontifical universities after the Second Vatican Council, Aloysius Pieris' book was, for me at least, an intellectual bombshell.
Eco Catholic: St. Joseph Sr. Elizabeth Johnson discussed about how humans fit into God’s creation during a Feb. 26 talk in New York's East Village.
Just Catholic: The way Zika is transmitted and its connection to birth defects has raised the issue of contraception again in the Catholic church.
POLITICS FOR A PILGRIM CHURCH: A THOMISTIC THEORY OF CIVIC VIRTUE
By Thomas J. Bushlack
Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., $35
Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor are two renowned Catholic philosophers not likely to agree about much beyond the Nicene Creed. But once, in 2005, I heard them agree about St. Thomas Aquinas.
Dominican Sr. Barbara Reid has created a work of feminist biblical interpretation that delves into every book of the Bible.
NCR Today: This week, I interviewed a Jewish rabbi, a Muslim imam and scholar, and a Methodist minister about this question.
NCR Today: The lecture on the Islamic State group and Muslim responses to it "will hopefully serve as a catalyst for dialogue on Islamic traditions in the larger Spokane community."
Faith and Justice: I have some sympathy with what conservatives are experiencing today because I went through a similar experience in the late 1960s.
Simply Spirit: Matthew's Gospel does not ascribe gender to the Wise Ones from the East -- and scholarship shows why women may have been among them.
From all the rich content of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” regarding theological and scriptural understandings of “Our Common Home,” one section has caught the attention of those living in the coalfields of Central Appalachia. In section 165, the pope turns to what needs to be done in light of climate change: “We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels -- especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas -- needs to be progressively replaced without delay.”