As the public controversy over requiring Catholic institutions to hold health care plans that cover contraception has developed over the past three weeks, I have found myself more than a little uncertain about where I stand personally. Recent reports about Catholic reactions to the controversy indicate I am not alone among my coreligionists. On one [...]
Someone needs the thank the US Catholic Bishops for re-releasing the 2012 voters guide for the good of the Catholic faithful once again this year. But a survey of today’s headlines shows that expressions of thankfulness will likely be few and far between. Among those who will not be offering much in the way of [...]
Last week the press picked up a story about a move by an Indian Catholic bishops’ council to promote larger families. The story is both too intriguing not to generate a response and too vague to allow much in the way of an argument based on facts. Below, I will humbly attempt to construct an [...]
Recently, Daniel McGuire, writing for (A)theologies, weighed in on questions in Roman Catholic moral theology concerning contraception and abortion. His article is insightful and helpful to the discussion; and he insists, despite protests to the contrary, that there is a discussion. Understanding myself as a moderate on these questions, which in contemporary discourse are usually [...]
I am a PhD student in Systematic Theology at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA); my BA is from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA), and MA is from Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL). A Roman Catholic who spent several years employed by Lutherans, my interests are in Ecumenism, Theological Anthropology, and Environmentalism.