Ellacuría openly and emphatically emphasized the subversive dimension of the Christian faith. He claimed that Latin America is searching for “revolutionary change rather than reformist change” and that Christianity exhibits a “subversive dynamism,” which, though running the risk of Marxist co-option, can propel revolution against “the demands of capital.”
Posts in Justice
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.
Prison Ministry and Beginning Again
Beginnings are difficult, because they render us vulnerable. But we need not simply endure them with gritted teeth; if we enter into them with an open heart, we might find God inviting us into something new.
Dear President Biden, End Title 42
On the eve of World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Michael Petro, SJ, reminds the President that “in the stranger we actually meet our neighbor”
Encountering God’s Heart in Men Behind Bars
Spending the summer ministering to men behind bars reminded me of what a religious sister once told me: “God doesn’t judge people; God cares for people.”
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.
What St. Alberto Hurtado Said about His 1946 Visit to America
The great Chilean Jesuit saint reminds us that we are called to be more than what we produce and consume.
California Is in a Drought. Taking Shorter Showers Is Not the Solution.
The California drought is an opportunity to examine how meat-heavy diets cause a strain to our water supply.
What’s the Point? Let’s ‘Examen’ the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
We have often heard about Jesus in books, art and sermons, but how well do we actually know him? Maybe that’s the whole point of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion celebrated during the entire month of June. Here’s an Examen with the Sacred Heart of Christ.
The Problems With White Jesus
An excerpt from Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ’s new book, The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola