Theology

September 19, 2013

Old, Good News

Usually, when Huffington Post, The New York Times, and The Daily Beast are giddy with excitement over something the Pope said about abortion, gay-marriage, or contraception,
October 1, 2013

Why I’m Never Leaving the Catholic Church

In 2001, just months before the clergy sex abuse scandals in Boston broke, I came back to the Catholic Church. The timing couldn’t have been better.
October 3, 2013

Theology of the Body is about more than just human sexuality

And so CV blogger Emily Stimpson has written a new book called These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body. She tries to explain what the theology of
October 15, 2013

The Boring Business of Being a (Girl) Saint

Somewhere in purgatory there must be a very large room filled with artists and writers doing time for the bad paintings, statues, and biographies of female
October 20, 2013

Pope Francis’ Plain-Talk Catechism

Rome priest Father John Wauck told some Benedictine College students the other day that when Pope Francis repeats lessons from the Catechism in everyday language, the
October 25, 2013

Caffeinated Graces (or “Why Giving Up Coffee Is A Very, Very Bad Idea”)

Last week, I did a stupid thing: I gave up coffee. I know. Spare me the chastisement. Like I said, it was stupid—downright nutty really. But
October 31, 2013

A Rosary For The Rest of Us

  While the rosary is not a requirement for practicing the Catholic faith, the importance of this Marian devotion to the faithful is profound. With praying
November 7, 2013

What the Pope Taught Me About Food, Sex, and God

When I was 19, I stopped eating. Not entirely. Just mostly. For the better part of six years, I survived on lettuce, tuna, and frozen yogurt.
November 12, 2013

Top 10 Scholarly Tweets About the Body

Live tweeting an academic conference is a strange, self-contradictory thing to do. Creating a top 10 list from the tweets is probably worse. But here I