This essay is published in a book by Routledge Press released in June 2018, “Religious Scholars as Public Intellectuals,” as part of the Routledge Studies in Religion Series, and examines some ways in which then-Blessed (now Saint) Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador confronted ‘post-truth’ political and cultural forces in his ministry and examines insights that can be garnered for confronting similar social discourse today.
A short essay on the importance of a clear understanding and concrete application of a theology of the liturgical assembly at the celebration of the Catholic Eucharist.
In this peer-reviewed article, I discuss how catechesis, preparation, and celebration of the wedding liturgy can be incorporated into an RCIA-like format. However, in addition to the three stages of preparation that match the three pre-initiation stages of the RCIA, I add a fourth post-wedding experience. It is analogous to the RCIA’s mystagogy. I call it “continuing ministry.” These four stages can constitute an integral, parish-based approach, not only to preparation for the marriage itself, but preparation for the wedding liturgy as well.
A short reflective article on my work with The Faith & Politics Institute’s 2004 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage and its theological and spiritual meaning in light of the civil rights struggle of the 1960s.
This peer-reviewed article was chosen for New Theology Review’s annual Award for Theological Reflection. It address the theological issues associated with the increasingly common practice of “Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest” (SCAP) among Catholic Churches that do not have a resident priest pastor.