Voices

Brianne Jacobs is an assistant professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass.

Arts & Culture Books
Brianne JacobsJanuary 02, 2020
Richard Powers’s brilliant novel, ‘The Overstory,’ which won the the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a story about people who feel a kinship with all ecological life.
A woman receives ashes on Feb. 14, 2018, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters) 
Faith Short Take
Brianne JacobsMarch 05, 2019
Even the holiest people are complicit in social sin; we benefit from injustices that we do not control. Yet we still have the freedom to seek God’s grace.
Politics & Society Short Take
Brianne JacobsOctober 01, 2018
Democratic socialism, this year’s political buzz phrase, follows the Catholic social teaching principle of people over profit. Its penchant for big solutions at the national level may not fit C.S.T. as neatly.
Faith Short Take
Brianne JacobsDecember 05, 2017
Three reasons why sexual harassment violates Catholic social teaching