Drew Christiansen

December 22, 2016
The inspiration for public theology lies in the Catholic belief that the church has a role in transforming the wider society under the influence of the Gospel.
Politics & Society Dispatches
December 12, 2016
“Violence is not the cure for our broken world,” the pope writes.
In All Things
July 05, 2016
'Dawn,' the sequel to Elie Wiesel's better known novel, 'Night,' offered a prophetic critique.
Synod on the Family
April 08, 2016
Morally—and religiously—we are works in progress.
February 18, 2016
The church's evolving understanding of religious liberty.
October 07, 2015
Ron Murphy, S. J., a Georgetown University German professor, was returning from the Catholic University of America, where Pope Francis had celebrated the canonization of St. Junípero Serra, when a woman approached him. “Father, Father,” she exclaimed, “this pope is wonderful. This
July 08, 2015
Looking back at a life-giving encyclical on The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Laudato Si
June 18, 2015
When Pope Francis was elected, he made clear that the name contained a full agenda for his pontificate inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi: the poor, the environment and peace. At the top of the list came the poor.As he recounted his choice of the name, the new pope explained that Brazilian Cardinal
In All Things
May 25, 2015
The closing day of the four-day conference at Georgetown University celebrating the close of the Second Vatican Council was devoted to the council rsquo s opening to other faiths especially Judaism and Islam It was also a day for tough questions and cautionary observations from interfaith interloc
In All Things
May 25, 2015
Cardinal Walter Kasper offered the highlight speech of this Memorial Day weekend rsquo s Georgetown University Marymount University conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council He spoke Saturday morning at Washington rsquo s National Cathedral the event rsquo s third spons