Monthly Archives: October 2014

May the Angels Lead Her Into Paradise: Remembering Ann O.

I was saddened to learn of the recent death of Ann Olivier from a lovely eulogy at Commonweal. Although we had fallen out of touch, Ann was a very significant influence during my years of self-directed theological study leading up … Continue reading

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Synod 2014: Ecclesiology, Authority, Trust, and Fear as an Occasion of Sin

This portion of Francis’ opening remarks to the synod on the family instantly captured my attention: “I therefore ask you, please, have these attitudes of brothers in the Lord: speak with boldness and listen with humility. And do so with … Continue reading

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So Much Internet: So Much Catholic Stuff! edition

With the Extraordinary Synod on the Family happening last week and this week in Rome, there has been so much stuff circulating that I’ve wanted to write about, but either haven’t had time or felt writing on Ferguson was more … Continue reading

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So Much Internet: FergusonOctober edition

There’s been so much going on around the movement sparked by the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, which has intensified every time another black person has been killed or brutalized by police since then — many … Continue reading

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@KilledByCops: A Twitter Devotional

According to the FBI, local police kill Black people at least two times a week, on average. But other estimates put that number to around once per day. — @KilledByCops There is a custom followed by many Catholics that … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Marriage: Gen 1 or Gen 2?

The bible begins with two creation stories, and each has its own purpose. Gen 1 tells the story of how all creation came to be, with the creation of humanity, male and female, as the culmination of creation. In this … Continue reading

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