Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

Are funerals the new culture war frontier?

Monday, March 11th, 2024

A few weeks ago, a funeral was held for Cecilia Gentili in New York’s St Patrick’s Cathedral. The funeral was a cause of scandal and great controversy for several reasons. First, Gentili was a publicly professed atheist. Her stand-up comedy acts included jokes about blasphemous sex acts far too vulgar to put in print. Second, Read more

Banning hate speech doesn’t get rid of the hate

Monday, April 17th, 2023
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The things that make you feel good in politics don’t necessary do good. But boy, are they morally satisfying. Legislating to stop hate speech. Using a “hecklers’ veto” to run Posie Parker out of town. Victories against hate. Job done. I’ve done my share. My student comrades were on a high after we heckled and Read more

Barron’s ‘beige Catholicism’ erases years of racial, social justice activism

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Bishop Robert Barron’s recent piece detailing the “evangelical path” of his organization Word on Fire has provoked heated debate over his use of the term “beige Catholicism” to refer to the faith of liberal or progressive Catholics. It’s not the first time he’s used the term. He coined the phrase 25 years ago, to critique Read more