Appreciation: I still remember my very first class with Fr. Richard McBrien. Two insights from that day in 1997 have stayed with me.
Bulletins from the Human Side: Fr. Richard McBrien is free at last of time's unforgiving grip and at home in the eternal with which he was so familiar.
Young Voices: It is easier not to tell strangers that I study theology. But a reality check is sometimes in order.
Bulletins from the Human Side: Is the new document from the International Theological Commission an explosion in St. Peter's Square that is described as church renewal?
If you have lived 50 or more years of your life in the 20th century, then you probably remember when Catholicism was a religion of the supernatural. So much of the faith was concerned with "the other side," where the souls of the faithful were united with God and where we anxiously hoped our souls might find rest someday, enjoying the beatific vision. And there was a constant interchange between these two worlds, the natural and the supernatural. We sent prayers and sacrifices from our side on behalf of those suffering in purgatory on the other side.
Grace on the Margins: After the fight over Quest for the Living God, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson's new project focuses on God's relationship with nonhumans.