Catholics in the United States are often far too eager to align themselves with either the Democrat or Republican parties or with liberal or conservative ideologies. As a result, we too often analyze public policies primarily through our political or ideological lenses. The Church, over the millennia, has erred quite a few times by backing … [Read more…]
A provocative and much discussed article in the MIT Technology Review, “How the Internet is Taking Away America’s Religion” reviews an analysis by the computer science professor, Dr. Allen B. Downey, suggesting that there is a connection between the introduction and rapid expansion of the Internet and a concurrently steep increase in those claiming no … [Read more…]
Patrick Thomas Morgan in the Merton Annual Review discusses Phil Thompson’s Book, Returning to Reality: Thomas Merton’s Wisdom for a Technological World.
Interview of Dr. Thompson on his book on Thomas Merton and Technology Listen to Interview | Mars Hill Audio Journal
This article was written by Elaine Justice on December 5, 2012 and appears online in the Emory Spirited Thinking Blog here: https://blogs.emory.edu/spiritedthinking/2012/12/05/got-the-digital-holiday-blues-returning-to-reality-is-one-option/ Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama. Copyright of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University. Used with permission. For anyone who looks around at the busyness of life and … [Read more…]
Eugenics Lecture and Discussion at Campbell University Ft. Professor Phillip Thompson Director of Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University Part 1 Part 2
What is the meaning of Benedict XVI’s resignation and legacy? What kind of person might be the next pope? What kind of challenges will confront the next pontiff and the Church? Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Judy Raggi-Moore, Directory of Catholic Studies Minor. Panelists include: Dr. Cory Labrecque is a Catholic ethicist and the Raymond … [Read more…]
This article appeared on cnn.com here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/13/opinion/thompson-pope-next-steps/ (CNN) — With the selection of Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, who will be known as Pope Francis, the cardinals have sent a signal to the Church about how Catholics should live in the world. Bergoglio is known to be a good administrator. But he lives very simply in a small apartment … [Read more…]