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Catholic 101: Nuclear Arms
The Catholic Church’s stance on nuclear arms is a radical teaching in the face of a radical threat.
Three Takeaways from Pope Francis’ Conversation with University Students
Pope Francis hopped on a Zoom call with university students from across the Americas. In doing so, he demonstrated a key synodal disposition: to be a listening Church. Here are three takeaways from the conversation.
Jesuit Fr. Melo on the presidential victory of Xiomara Castro in Honduras: “We are a happy people after a long bout of sadness.”
As the right-wing narco regime of Juan Orlando Hernandez gives way to the presidency of recently elected leftist
Xiomara Castro in Honduras, Jesuit, Fr. Melo says that the people of God rejoice but must always remain the critical consciousness of political power.
As a Jesuit Political Scientist, Religion Doesn’t Often Play a Direct Role in My Work. Am I Still Serving the Church?
My work as a political scientist focused on the Middle East, may not always involve directly talking about God, but it is deeply enmeshed with how we see God and God’s people, and it involves being acutely aware of their needs and their dignity.
A Genius for Humanity: Remembering Stephen Sondheim
In the wake of theater composer Stephen Sondheim’s death on November 26, Shane Liesegang, SJ tries to understand why the loss feels so personal for so many.
Space Billionaires, Climate Change, and Lessons from WALL-E
With the UN meeting on climate change in Glasgow and the increasing flights to space, Kevin Karam has been thinking a lot about the 2008 Pixar film, WALL-E, and what it has to tell us about what it means to be human and how our environment contributes to defining our humanity.
Controversy Surrounding Pope Francis’s Visit to Hungary Might Show His Diplomatic Priorities
Some of the controversy surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Hungary may help us understand more about his diplomatic priorities.
Afghanistan and the Gospel
Leaving Afghanistan was a tragedy, as was the entire war. In light of the end of this 20 year occupation which claimed the lives of over 150,000 people, we must confront uncomfortable questions raised by Jesus and the Gospel.
The Home of Hearts: A Place of Welcome to All
Like any home, we may hear of the unpleasant experiences of those who attempt to enter. We can then ask ourselves, what can help soften our hearts?