Happy Easter! ¡Felices Pascuas! Joyeuses Pâques! I have neglected this blog because I have been focusing these past few months on completing my thesis. But now that I am almost complete, I wanted to take some time to share some photos from the Easter celebration at Saint Camillus Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. At the heart of my engagement with … More Happy Easter!
As we begin a new year and as we prepare to enter into a new age in our nation’s history, let us take time to remember who we are as the people of God. The recent presidential election has catalyzed, or at least made painfully visible, a lot of the division and anger that was … More Novena for Peace and Justice
In light of the recent reaffirmation of the Church’s stance on excluding candidates with “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” to the priesthood, I have reflected quite a bit on how our Church’s use of language influences, positively or negatively, issues of social justice. The language of religion, the words and texts used in prayer, in liturgies, and … More Objectively Disordered – Religious Language and LGBT Persons
As this Advent season winds down and as we inch closer to Christmas, I have been reflecting on the great mystery of grace amidst the brokenness and darkness of our world today. One of the texts I’ve read during this semester, Elizabeth Dreyer’s Manifestations of Grace (1990) attempts to describe the phenomenon of grace and … More On Grace – An Advent Reflection
Since today marked the beginning of Lent, I thought I would resurrect this blog with a reflection I wrote on suffering and my understanding of suffering from a theological perspective. This constructive theodicy essay was originally written for a class on Theological Dimensions of Suffering during my first semester at Loyola University Maryland. A Theodicy … More A Theodicy of Conversion – Transformation Through Love