March 22, 2023
The conversation has not stopped, and it will continue. Here I do not mean to suggest any futility; these interventions helped many avoid error and come to see how faith can be intelligible. New discoveries will continue to create new urgencies to think anew about this relationship.
February 8, 2023
The Eucharistic celebration contains the solution to the violence of technocratic modernity and grounds the many calls in the encyclical to care for our common home in all its facets, from the unborn to non-human creation.
December 14, 2022
One of the characteristics of the volume is that the contributions represent a wide range of methodologies according to the field of learning of each contributor.
November 30, 2022
There are plenty of topics and questions that are appealing, but we’re particularly interested to see work that explores race, gender, emerging sports, individualized sport, global perspectives, and even transnational comparisons.
October 19, 2022
Perhaps it is obvious, but I believe that we need to know each other’s histories. American Catholics can be pretty tribal—within neighborhoods, parishes, and ethnic communities. But I think that we can benefit from the experiences of others, no matter our backgrounds.
September 21, 2022
Sociologists like Margaret Archer have commented on the lack of analytical terms for designating the components of culture. Yet Dawson’s approach to culture provides those terms. They help to coordinate research in terms of the big picture. These elements of culture prevent scholars from neglecting important data sets or spiritual influences.
September 7, 2022
When speaking with different groups of Catholics, we discovered that nearly all of them were struggling to integrate their faith into their work. They knew that integration was essential to being Catholic, but they often struggled to locate support for specific concerns.
August 10, 2022
The University of Dayton controversy continued to escalate because the faculty did not discuss things in a civil manner. When people hold deeply-felt concerns on moral issues, they are willing to do things that seem unimaginable to others, such as report their fellow faculty to the archbishop.
July 6, 2022
In his best moments, Augustine persistently reminds us that the sacraments are in some sense objectively effective apart from or prior to us, the recipients, at least insofar as we don’t generate their saving grace. Yet he also shows why and how the sacraments are always brought to their full effect when we subjectively receive that grace and act on it in our lived experience.
March 9, 2022
Translating Fr. Nicolas was like sitting at the feed of a great master, learning how to cut through the brush of so many topics. In the case of Fr. Gardeil’s work, I was in the presence of a giant of spiritual theology, putting in order so many of my ideas about the moral and spiritual life.