"So there it is: three monastics, two popes, one priest, all in two days, grounded in the HDS and Harvard realities of today. Such events are outside the rightfully ordinary mainstream of Catholic community and ministry, to be sure, but it is good that they occur, and good for me as priest to be witness to them, part of this great and unpredictable flow of academic and spiritual energies," writes Professor Frank Clooney.
Peaceful solutions to the world’s problems are hard to find—and religious tensions are part of the problem. What needs to happen so we can all share in the bounty of peace? HDS's Francis X. Clooney, S. J. weighs in on the "God Forbid" podcast from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.... Read more about Listen: What's the Point of Interfaith Dialogue?
Professor Francis Clooney just completed an around-the-world trip in three weeks. "In all these sites, my task—and the rationale for the whole trip—was interfaith learning. Specifically, I wished to highlight the need to deepen dialogue by sustained, reflective study," he writes.
"We must reform the church much more deeply and seriously, stripping away the clericalism, the old boys’ club mentality and the cluelessness of church officials who seem unable to talk to ordinary Catholics," writes Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
"There is much to be said about the fate of small countries caught between East and West, subject to invasions over the centuries, and how that history affects people’s sense of themselves and others," writes Professor Francis X. Clooney.
"Such is the Christian story this Lent ... through Jewish or Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist eyes, or in other venerable traditions, whichever exposes us, illumines us, then gives us back our true selves," writes Professor Frank Clooney.