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Holly Taylor Coolman is an assistant professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island.
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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Holly Taylor Coolman
Racial identity shapes people’s lives in a thousand and one ways, writes Holly Taylor Coolman, who describes the challenges for white parents adopting a Black or biracial child.
FaithFaith in Focus
Holly Taylor Coolman
There is something that I am reminded of when we gather at our family table: the church’s practice of feasting.
FaithFaith in Focus
Holly Taylor Coolman
Self-denial is a kind of training. What we are aiming for is the spiritual athleticism that equips us to meet the demands that will come.
FaithFaith in Focus
Holly Taylor Coolman
We have tried to live out concern for those around us, but it turned out that we could not begin to outdo them in generosity.
A Trump supporter reacts after a protester grabs the hat off his head outside the Target Center in Minneapolis, following a campaign rally led by President Donald Trump on Oct. 10. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
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Those who oppose Mr. Trump can make the case that supporters should change their minds, writes Holly Taylor Coolman, but to make this case glibly or derisively is to ignore political realities.
It is not about the individual as much as the movement that gave Donald Trump power. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
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Holly Taylor Coolman writes that her pro-life views, empathy for some Republican voters and unease with polarization has complicated her early and consistent opposition to Donald Trump.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Holly Taylor Coolman
It is not simply children whom we seek to design but our own selves.
Pope Pius IX took Mortara into his personal care, but the family, of course, was torn by anger and grief.
FaithNews Analysis
Holly Taylor Coolman
In the case of Edgardo Mortara, a number of central theological questions come into play.
FaithIn All Things
Holly Taylor Coolman
One of the more demanding and absorbing conversations I have been part of was a recent discussion of polarization in the American Catholic Church.
FaithFaith in Focus
Holly Taylor Coolman
For our family, adoption has come to mean much more than what we thought it did on that Sunday afternoon.