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One of These Things is Not Like the Others

I read this quote, and I immediately noticed: One of these things is not like the others. Just imagine if it said In this Year of Mercy, let us try to have a more compassionate love for the poor, the … Continue reading

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The Ragamuffin Parade

During the second half of the 19th century, Thanksgiving traditions in America varied from region to region . . . In New York City, people would dress up in fanciful masks and costumes and roam the streets in merry-making mobs. … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Never-Ending Conversation: Remembering Mark

One week ago last night, I watched as one of my best friends died. Longtime readers of this blog knew him as commenter Mark S. Mark was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer in early 2013. But our conversation had begun … Continue reading

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“The Different Pace of Renewal”: Powerful Insight from Sr. Dr. Elizabeth Johnson

One of the significant events in the Catholic world this past month was the annual meeting of the LCWR (Leadership Council of Women Religious): the leadership body of vowed women religious (sisters, nuns) in the US. This year, they bestowed … Continue reading

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Excessive Force: What Happens when Police Safety Trumps Public Safety

For the past several nights, I have been watching the feeds from Ferguson, increasingly horrified as the combined police forces rolled down the streets in armored personnel carriers or marched down the streets carrying M-16s, deploying sonic weapons, repeatedly gassing … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Milbank (via Burrell)

Burrell, David B. “An Introduction to Theology and Social Theory, beyond Secular Reason.” Modern Theology 8, no. 4 (October 1, 1992): 319–29. David Burrell presents an introduction to John Milbank’s constructive critique of secularism Theology and Social Theory to open … Continue reading

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Thesis progress report: Chapter Three

So I haven’t been blogging much lately, because all my writing time is going into my thesis. I’m more than halfway through the first draft of my third chapter — even if I don’t break criteria/assessment/critiques and conclusions into a … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Rock Mass Our Father

Although this recording of Sr. Janet Mead’s rock mass setting of the Lord’s Prayer made the top 10 in 1974 and became a gold record, I don’t believe I ever heard it on the radio. I learned it when I … Continue reading

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Visualizing thesis, chapter 2

I turned in my first draft of chapter two to my advisor last week! It’s rougher than chapter one was when I sent it out, so he had some interesting writing advice as well as theological suggestions for a couple … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin verdict: link roundup

and some related material. – Crystal St. Marie Lewis On the Zimmerman verdict and traditional eschatology – EmancipationConversation on George Zimmerman is a Nice Guy – Rooted In Being on How the Personal Becomes Institutional – Native Born On #Trayvon. … Continue reading

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