Public Lecture: Laudato Si and Lenten Spirituality

Thursday, March 23rd, 7pm, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tampa, FL Recently the Care for Creation group at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa invited me to speak on Pope Francis, the environment, and Lent. My talk, “Laudato Si and Lenten Spirituality,” will draw on the key themes from the encyclical and how we might bring … More Public Lecture: Laudato Si and Lenten Spirituality

Daily Theology Podcast 29 – Rabbi Abraham Skorka

As part of a series of recent visits to US colleges and universities, Saint Leo University was lucky to have Rabbi Abraham Skorka visit our campus. Thanks to SLU’s Dr. Matthew Tapie, I had the chance to sit with Rabbi Skorka in the Center for Catholic Jewish Studies for this conversation. You’ll hear us talk … More Daily Theology Podcast 29 – Rabbi Abraham Skorka

Upcoming Talk: Voting in Good Conscience

Thursday, November 3rd, 7pm, St. William Catholic Church, Naples, FL I’ll be speaking on “Voting in Good Conscience: Catholic Ethics and Civic Responsibility.”  The focus will be on conscience, cooperation with evil (which I’ve written about at Daily Theology), and prudential judgment, with the goal of showing how these impact our voting decisions in the 2016 … More Upcoming Talk: Voting in Good Conscience

Daily Theology Podcast 27 – Mary Ellen Konieczny

Last week I spoke with Prof. Mary Ellen Konieczny of the University of Notre Dame for the Daily Theology podcast. We talked about sociology, polarization, and the text she co-edited with Tricia C. Bruce and Charlie Camosy, Polarization in the US Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal. You can click play on the … More Daily Theology Podcast 27 – Mary Ellen Konieczny

Upcoming Talk: Voting and Catholic Ethics

Sunday, October 23rd, 8pm, St. Lawrence Catholic Church. I’ll be speaking after the 7pm mass to the young adult group at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa, FL. We will look at some of the key aspects of making an informed decision in good conscience as a Catholic voter, including what Catholicism teaches about conscience, … More Upcoming Talk: Voting and Catholic Ethics

Post at Daily Theology: Cooperating with the Lesser of Two Evils

In advance of the 2016 election, Daily Theology is running its tenth Theological Shark Week: “How Would Jesus Vote?” I’ve contributed a piece on how the ethical concept of cooperation with evil can be useful for thinking about one’s vote, especially in light of multiple candidates holding views at odds with Catholic teaching. You can … More Post at Daily Theology: Cooperating with the Lesser of Two Evils

Camino Gear

In a week, Paige and I are headed off to Spain to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. As we’ve been training and getting ready, I have compiled a handy photo guide of all the things I’m taking. I don’t mean this to be an advertisement, but something helpful for any other future peregrinos. … More Camino Gear