Pope Francis

Pope Francis | Catholicism | social justice | conservatism

Catholicism and its Disconnects

The most recent Papal encyclical highlights longstanding fault lines in contemporary Catholicism

November 16, 2020
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Flannery O'Connor | Race and religion | Jesuits | higher education | Catholicism

A Summer Correspondence

The decision to rename a dormitory reveals the fragility of historical nuance

September 21, 2020
Kadir Nelson

George Floyd | politics | Race and religion

The Art of the Social Contract

The art that is helping us see the failures of America's social contract

July 20, 2020
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#blacklivesmatter | Coronavirus | George Floyd | Myth

America’s Sirens

A reflection on America’s mythology of sirens, and the need to rewrite it

June 15, 2020
Q

conspiracy theories | Donald Trump | political religion

Playing the Ostrich; or, How Not to Think about QAnon

American conspiracy theories and the task of the scholar of religion

May 18, 2020
fleabag

Religion and Literature | Film | Catholicism | pop culture

When a Vow Turns Out to be... a Vow: ‘Fleabag’

Exploring religion's leading role in the hit television series “Fleabag”

April 20, 2020
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Coronavirus | health care | Religion and Literature

The Coronavirus and Us

Exploring the "ultimate dimensions" of COVID-19 as Americans prepare themselves for a season of quarantine and isolation

March 16, 2020
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Religion and Literature

American Graphic

Graphic novels, the national narratives we tell, and the role religion plays (and doesn't) in them

February 17, 2020
Warhol

art | pop culture

Andy Warhol’s Iconicity

Exploring the religious dimensions of the exhibit, "Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again," currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago

January 27, 2020
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Donald Trump | Anti-Semitism | Judaism | politics

Free Speech in Poetry and in Prose

What the President's executive order to combat anti-Semitism teaches us about the abuse and misunderstanding of free speech

December 16, 2019