A cross-country move, a major career change, and a baby on the way–my life has been busy. And I’m also now blogging at Patheos.
Category: Journeys in Alterity
Kevin Drum notices that pro-lifers react differently to abortion than they do to what he calls “genuine murder.” Is he right?
In his first piece at The Week, Kyle Cupp explains why Pope Francis is right to encourage doubt about God and the Church.
Is Natural Law theory closed off to doubt and pluralism?
The church expects the faithful to assent to its teachings, but as Douthat’s speculations show, the faithful are not always clear on where this teaching authority is actually exercised.
If President Carter is correct that the institution of the all-male priesthood contributes to sexism and the abuse of women, then it behooves the church, if not to change its doctrine on the priesthood, at least to acknowledge this unintended effect and work diligently to counter it.
Do you have a right to a product that must be provided to you through governmental coercion?
Instead of calling just war theory a fraud, as Damon Linker does, I would call it a failure.
Should the total, unconditional self-emptying exemplified by Christ be the logic of the Christian life?
Modesty is a virtue, but its promotion has an unwholesome side.
Atheist writer Adam Lee compares the Roman Catholic hierarchy to an absolute monarchy and dictatorship, but this comparison fails to account for the role of established doctrine in the church’s teaching office.
What does the sword have to do with the Christian spiritual life? Everything, according to Michael Voris, the producer of an internet television station. The faithful, he believes, are born for combat.
There are a lot of good causes out there. Why focus on poverty? For Poverty Awareness Month.
Does it matter if Richard Dawkins is ignorant of theology? If he’s going to write about it, then yes.
If you guessed that what’s going on here isn’t exactly about Christianity, I’m in agreement with you.
A Christmas message concerning Pope Francis, political tribalism, and the coming year.
Every day I’d scroll through my feed after making sure that the page showed all activity and not only the top stories, but as my eyes passed over each status update, I rarely read every word or paused to think about the people telling me something about their lives.
Masses of people agreeing to vote for officials who want to go to war, continue using the death penalty, and tend to oppose programs that would support the poor all so those officials will do little more than pay lip service to the virtue of female chastity surely isn’t the ideal arrangement for a democracy.