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Jean-Luc Marion And Gianni Vattimo’S Contributions For The Postmodern Faith, Michael McGravey 2018 Duquesne University

Jean-Luc Marion And Gianni Vattimo’S Contributions For The Postmodern Faith, Michael Mcgravey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Catholic theology in the postmodern era has encountered various cultural or narrative shifts—both negative and positive—which have helped shape the Roman Catholic Church and Christianity at large. Negatively, the Church has been affected by external factors (e.g., globalization, immigration/emigration, increased access to technology, etc.) and internal struggles (e.g., reduced church attendance, an aging population, etc.). Positively, as others have suggested, postmodernity has ushered in a return to religion through new philosophical and theological ideas (e.g., phenomenology, existentialism, post-metaphysics, etc.). This dissertation aims to contribute to the ongoing postmodern concerns addressed in the cultural and ...


Priestly Celibacy And The Rise Of National Priests’ Associations Since Vatican Ii, William Doherty Ph.D. 2018 Marian University - Indianapolis

Priestly Celibacy And The Rise Of National Priests’ Associations Since Vatican Ii, William Doherty Ph.D.

Department of History and Social Sciences

"This chapter briefly traces the history of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church, its reasons, and the crisis in vocations the discipline created, partly as a result of the Second Vatican Council’s praise of sexuality in marriage. A collateral movement questioned how authority should be distributed among the hierarchy, the clergy, and the laity, that is, what sort of ecclesiology should obtain?"


Between Piety And Polity: The American Catholic Response To The First Atomic Bombs, Emma Catherine Scally 2018 College of the Holy Cross

Between Piety And Polity: The American Catholic Response To The First Atomic Bombs, Emma Catherine Scally

Of Life and History

No abstract provided.


Instruments Of The Soul: Oikonomia And Bodily Asceticism, Aiden Putnam 2018 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Instruments Of The Soul: Oikonomia And Bodily Asceticism, Aiden Putnam

Obsculta

One strength of the monastic model as presented in the early desert literature is the pastoral responsiveness to individual needs, while one weakness of this model is the apparent divide between body and spirit. The current image many of today’s readers might have of the monastic desert is of wizened, brittle hermits continuously at war with their bodies in an attempt to subjugate the flesh. Rather, I would propose that the early monks can offer us a refreshing view of psychosomatic integrity, one that can speak to current discussions of pastoral accompaniment.


Amazonian Reform, Alyssa Maty 2018 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Amazonian Reform, Alyssa Maty

Obsculta

This paper intends to show how Pope Francis’ ecclesiology and environmental consciousness are intimately related. Pope Francis calls on the church as a community to come together to preserve important environments like the Amazon rainforest from human devastation. This communal call is similar to how Pope Francis uniquely calls on the local church to be involved in general ecclesial matters.


The Intimacy Of The Cross: Kenotic Love In Hans Urs Von Balthasar And Sufjan Stevens, Kellen Troxell 2018 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

The Intimacy Of The Cross: Kenotic Love In Hans Urs Von Balthasar And Sufjan Stevens, Kellen Troxell

Obsculta

This essay discusses how von Balthasar describes the relationship between the Father and the Son and how this has implications for the relationship between Christ and the Church. In addition, the author uses “To Be Alone With You” by Sufjan Stevens in order to further examine the implications of this relationship.


"Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled In Your Hearing" : The Practice Of Sustained Lectio Divina, Kathleen A. Cahalan 2018 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

"Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled In Your Hearing" : The Practice Of Sustained Lectio Divina, Kathleen A. Cahalan

Obsculta

Nota Bene This paper is modified from a lecture delivered at Saint Paul Monastery, Saint Paul, Minnesota, on October 27, 2017.


Nothing New In Spiritual Direction?, Albrecht Nyce O.S.B. 2018 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Nothing New In Spiritual Direction?, Albrecht Nyce O.S.B.

Obsculta

No abstract provided.


The Community God Intended For His Children, Andrew Remick 2018 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

The Community God Intended For His Children, Andrew Remick

Obsculta

This essay reviews the design and context of Rachel Ellis’s portrayal of the Communion of Saints created in 2003-2004 as part of the rebuilding and expansion of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta, Australia, in suburban Sydney. Her contemporary rendition of this ancient Christian tradition invites pilgrims visiting the Cathedral to contemplate the universal call to holiness anew through its depiction of an intergenerational and multicultural assembly journeying together as a holy community toward Christ's light. A virtual tour of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is available at https://parracatholic.org/st-patricks-cathedral-virtual-reality/ and https://my.matterport.com/show/?m ...


Iñigo To Ignatius: The Spiritual Foundation Of The Society Of Jesus, Lee T. Holden 2018 Wofford College

Iñigo To Ignatius: The Spiritual Foundation Of The Society Of Jesus, Lee T. Holden

Student Scholarship

When one thinks of the accomplishments of Ignatius of Loyola, it is hard to imagine that he is, to most moderns, little more than a name. Most people know at least something about the Society of Jesus, often called the Jesuits, but what about its founder? Though he is a canonized saint, he did not apply his own name to his order, as did Benedict, Francis, and Dominic. This, perhaps, tells us more about Ignatius than many scholars could. Following his ‘conversion’ he was a man who relentlessly deflected credit for his doings away from himself. Though he was the ...


Clericalism: Advancing The Theological Basis For Vatican Ii's Call For An Active Laity, William Orbih 2018 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Clericalism: Advancing The Theological Basis For Vatican Ii's Call For An Active Laity, William Orbih

Obsculta

It is the purpose of this paper to echo the Second Vatican Council’s call for a more active laity by, on the one hand, drawing atten-tion to the theological basis of this call (baptism), and, on the other hand, identifying and denouncing clericalism as the biggest obstacle to a more active laity in the church.


Mercy Vs. Justice - Blood Of The Lamb, Ryan Murphy 2018 Bowling Green State University

Mercy Vs. Justice - Blood Of The Lamb, Ryan Murphy

Honors Projects

How did Christ's death save us? The Atonement is a Christian doctrine which has been heavily debated in how it should be understood since the beginnings of Christianity. This analysis covers the theological theories of the Atonement, narrates a Catholic layman's personal understanding that is based on scholarly research and is kept within the bounds of Catholic doctrine, and summarizes the thoughts and feelings of surveyed college-age Christians on the subject.


Theological Foundations Of Pastoral Care In Catholic Universities, Thomas V. Gourlay 2018 University of Notre Dame Australia

Theological Foundations Of Pastoral Care In Catholic Universities, Thomas V. Gourlay

Thomas V. Gourlay

One defining element of life in any Catholic educational institution, whether it be primary, secondary, or tertiary, is the focus on pastoral care for staff and students. This paper provides a distinctly Catholic definition of the term ‘pastoral care’ and briefly examines the theological foundations that underpin this concept, particularly, in relation to its application in the Catholic university. The paper traces the motif of pastoral care through the Scriptures and, building on insights from St. Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (1990) and the broader theological anthropology of the Vatican II Council ...


Living A Eucharistic Church, Anna McCarthy 2018 Carroll College

Living A Eucharistic Church, Anna Mccarthy

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Roman Catholic Church, it is the center of life for the parish and the parishioners. Every action of a parish should point to the reality of The Eucharist. This causes the parish to push beyond the understanding of transubstantiation and into an understanding of what the action of the Eucharist means for the daily lives of the parishioners. If parishes were participating in the fullness of what it means to be a Eucharistic Church, there would not be the number of adults leaving as there currently are. This research explores the ...


Pimps, Payment, And Patriarchy: How The Dignity Of Women Dissipated And What We Can Do To Bring It Back, Kelsey van Dyken 2018 Carroll College

Pimps, Payment, And Patriarchy: How The Dignity Of Women Dissipated And What We Can Do To Bring It Back, Kelsey Van Dyken

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Whether people acknowledge it or not, sex trafficking is a reality, even here in Montana. Children and adults alike get tangled in its deathly grasp. This presentation argues that misplaced desire drives the sex trafficking world, reducing people to a disposable product. In short, sex trafficking denies the inherent dignity all human beings share. Using the methodologies and insights of Catholic theologians, including those of feminist origin, this presentation exposes the reality of sex trafficking and makes practical suggestions on what can be done to counter human trafficking through implementation of critical virtues needed in our society.


The Purpose Of Animals According To Mark And Athanasius, Caroline Herzog 2018 Carroll College

The Purpose Of Animals According To Mark And Athanasius, Caroline Herzog

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Religion affects how groups of people view animals, and these views can vary between writers within the same religion. Both the author of the Gospel of Mark and the author of “The Incarnation of the Word of God” present animals as subordinate to humans, revealing hierarchies within the cultures of their original audiences. The Gospel of Mark offers a more inclusive view of animals than “The Incarnation of the Word of God” by inferring that the purpose of animals is for human use and to reveal God, whereas Athanasius believes their purpose is solely to offer a foil to the ...


20th Anniversary Of The Vatican Document On The Shoah (Holocaust), Lawrence Frizzell 2018 Seton Hall University

20th Anniversary Of The Vatican Document On The Shoah (Holocaust), Lawrence Frizzell

Department of Religion Publications

In light of the 20th anniversary of the Vatican document, “We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah” (March 16, 1998), the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Frizzell analyzes this and other related Church publications and presentations and reflects on what lessons have been learned over the past two decades and what challenges still lie ahead.


20th Anniversary Of The Vatican Document On The Shoah (Holocaust), Lawrence E. Frizzell D. Phil 2018 Seton Hall University

20th Anniversary Of The Vatican Document On The Shoah (Holocaust), Lawrence E. Frizzell D. Phil

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

In light of the 20th anniversary of the Vatican document, “We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah” (March 16, 1998), the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Frizzell analyzes this and other related Church publications and presentations and reflects on what lessons have been learned over the past two decades and what challenges still lie ahead.


Bishop Chatard: Secret Societies, Irish Nationalists, Americanists, And Modernists, 1878-1918, William Doherty Ph.D. 2018 Marian University - Indianapolis

Bishop Chatard: Secret Societies, Irish Nationalists, Americanists, And Modernists, 1878-1918, William Doherty Ph.D.

Department of History and Social Sciences

"This chapter deals with a set of movements that Bishop Chatard, a religious, social, and political conservative, had to deal with. Born into comfort, rector of the American College in Rome, Chatard, so far as he was able, operated as a brakeman to some of and the salient developments of Gilded Age America, in particular, trade unionism, Irish nationalism, and the efforts of the Modernists to bring the Church up to date and escape from medieval scholasticism. Nor did he share the confidence of the Americanist bishops who reveled in the freedom found in the United States and believed that ...


The Church Besieged, The French Revolution, Nationalism, And The Battle Over Modernity, William Doherty Ph.D. 2018 Marian University - Indianapolis

The Church Besieged, The French Revolution, Nationalism, And The Battle Over Modernity, William Doherty Ph.D.

Department of History and Social Sciences

"From the French Revolution, 1798, right through the nineteenth century and into the 20th Century, in nearly every major European country the Catholic Church found itself embattled. Its monopoly in religion ended or challenged by anti-clericalism, secularism, liberalism targeting the Church’s authority and putting its privileges, property, prestige, and independence under siege.

Every pope from Pius VI (1775-1799) to Pius X (1903-1914) fought against the enemy--modernity. They revived the Index of Prohibited Books, declared monarchy the best polity, and condemned church-state separation, toleration, freedom of conscience, and any idea the Church needed reform."


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