Voices

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

Arts & CultureBooks
Brianne Jacobs
While Phyllis Zagano thoughtfully draws out the theological implications of her research, her main point is historical: There is simply no precedent on which to base the exclusion of women from the diaconate in the Catholic Church.
Arts & CultureBooks
Brianne Jacobs
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) 
FaithShort Take
Brianne Jacobs
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 & SocietyShort Take
Brianne Jacobs
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.
FaithShort Take
Brianne Jacobs
Three reasons why sexual harassment violates Catholic social teaching