Dating God Podcast #20 — Advent Special Podcast

In this episode of the Dating God Podcast we are joined by Julianne Wallace, a campus minister at St. Bonaventure University and someone who is an advocate for the need to focus our attention on Advent during the liturgical season in a renewed way. She is the author of the article, “A Contemporary Spirituality of […]

Schillebeeckx and the Franciscan View of Humanity

There are many passages from the writings of the now-late theologian Edward Schillebeeckx that are worthy of reflection. One struck me the other day because it resembled the anthropological view of St. Francis of Assisi (an odd statement, I realize, to compare a great Dominican theologian to the greatest saint and founder of the Franciscans). […]

Advent Resolutions for a New Church Year

The following article first appeared in The Huffington Post on Tuesday November 27, 2012. Many people are used to imagining countdowns, streamers, champagne, Times Square festivities and the annual appearance of TV’s Dick Clark when they think about a new year. In addition to the parties, many might also anticipate making some sort of new-year’s resolution: eating […]

Vatican II, Inculturation and What the Church Learns from the World

Among the many important insights that arose from the Second Vatican Council, one of the more timely is the recognition that the church has not simply been a self-contained and distinct civilization or institution from the “rest of the world,” but has always been a part of the world. Additionally, the church has benefited and, […]