Given its practical goal, its theological purposes, and its lack of accountability to external data of the sort in which archaeologists trade, biblical historiography has a malleability that many modern readers find difficult to approve, writes Professor Jon Levenson.
On August 2, the Vatican announced a change in the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty. The new teaching rejects the notion that capital punishment is legitimate in some cases, declaring that “‘the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,’ and [the Church] works with determination for its abolition worldwide.”... Read more about The Catholic Church, Pope Francis, and the Penalty of Death
“A few months after my daughter was born, we moved to Colombia. My plan was to work part time, to take advantage of having my family around to help out with my daughter. But rather than working for pay, I ended up doing volunteer work. That year in Colombia informed and shaped the experience I would eventually have at HDS.”—Juliana Cohen, MDiv ’19... Read more about Humans of HDS: Revelation and Awakening
Prospect High School social studies teacher John Camardella is wading into the intellectual unknown, all for the benefit of his students. The Illinois native and veteran educator recently threw out the playbook and, with the help of HDS's Religious Literacy project, completely redesigned the curriculum of his world religions elective.
"We cannot have a Church whose policy it is to reward professional, clerical sinners with positions of leadership in the Church, while telling other Catholics to repent and reform their lives," writes Professor Francis Clooney, S.J.
Chris Alburger, MDiv '15, may very well be the first chaplain in America hired specifically for LGBTQ senior care. He is definitely the first-ever LGBTQ Chaplain Resident at Hebrew SeniorLife. Chris discusses his job, the impact he’s had on residents, and his advice for LGBTQ seniors making the move to assisted living.