More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.
The first Ibero-American Meeting of Theology revealed commonalities among cultures that serve as indicators as to how they might collectively handle the world's current and future challenges.
Brazilian bishops have requested allowing married priests to resume priestly ministry in an "experimental, preliminary" move to counteract the country's priest shortage "catastrophe," says liberation theologian Boff.
Distinctly Catholic: David Cloutier's new book, The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age, represents a challenge, a thoughtful, precise challenge, to contemporary economics.
Take and Read: I learned to ask big questions from Dr. Paul Farmer's Infections and Inequalities and to question my worldview and expand my sense of social justice.
Distinctly Catholic: John Gehring recently published a nicely done article at the American Prospect on the influence of libertarians on Catholic institutions and thought.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Fr. Bill Brisotti, ordained in 1968, knew the Berrigans and Dorothy Day and has spent decades in a parish that has overflowing Masses in Spanish.
Take and Read: Leonardo Boff's landmark work broadened liberation theology's gaze to include the natural environment.
His work in the sanctuary movement during the civil wars in Central America during the 1980s makes Claretian Fr. Luis Olivares more than worthy of recognition.
Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, encourages young students whenever he can — whether they are entering the field of medicine or not — to work for social change.