Faith and Reason in a Time of Crisis – Lessons Learned for the Pandemic

The Catholic Church has experienced a prolonged crisis in its failure to protect children and in the cover-up and lack of accountability for bishops. There is much work to be done in righting the ship and in healing the Catholic communion, especially the pain of victim-survivors. In looking to the origins of the mistakes that … Continue reading Faith and Reason in a Time of Crisis – Lessons Learned for the Pandemic

Wisdom for Challenging Times from the Catholic Tradition and the Great Saints of March

My heart goes out to all those struggling in these challenging times, especially the elderly and those who are experiencing unhealth and anxiety as a result of the Coronavirus. Certainly, life as we know it has been significantly altered as a result of this global crisis. Notwithstanding the seriousness of this pandemic, our Catholic faith … Continue reading Wisdom for Challenging Times from the Catholic Tradition and the Great Saints of March

To the Heart of the Womb and to the Peripheries

In the introduction to this blog, I promised that from time to time I would pass along other writing, scholarship or blog pieces I found interesting or inspiring. Today, I do so from two of my law school colleagues: Teresa Collett and Mark Osler. Both are committed Christians, thoughtful colleagues and passionate advocates. Teresa has … Continue reading To the Heart of the Womb and to the Peripheries

Solidarity and Accompaniment: A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent

Over the last several months I have gotten to know the Catholic Mobilizing Network team well. I have been impressed with their talent, passion, and commitment to Catholic social teaching. Based out of Washington D.C., CMN ably advocates for the twin goals of ending the death penalty and promoting restorative justice. Both of these goals … Continue reading Solidarity and Accompaniment: A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent

Report from National Convening on Lay Leadership for a Wounded Church and Divided Nation Released

Last spring, on Holy Thursday, I was invited to join a group of diverse Catholics for a National Convening on Lay Leadership. The Convening was held at Georgetown University this past June. I was encouraged and enlightened by the group of committed Catholic leaders who gathered over Father’s Day weekend for a critical and robust … Continue reading Report from National Convening on Lay Leadership for a Wounded Church and Divided Nation Released

Consistent Ethic of Life on Full Display at Separate Events in Twin Cities

As we move from respect life month in October to the Solemnity of All Saints, I wanted to briefly reflect on a number of inspiring events that took place in the last week which manifest the importance of living a consistent ethic of life as Christian disciples. Friday, October 25: Frank Meuers, right, a survivor … Continue reading Consistent Ethic of Life on Full Display at Separate Events in Twin Cities