Kathleen Bonnette, Th.D., is an adjunct professor of theology at Georgetown University, the 2022 Imbesi Family St. Augustine Fellow at Villanova University’s Augustinian Institute and a home-schooling mother of three children.
Too often the pro-life movement has been tempted into the pursuit of political power and domination over pro-choice opponents. But women worried about their rights are not the enemy.
Pregnancy transforms a woman’s body into one that supports another but nevertheless remains hers. This is too often overlooked in pro-life political arguments.
The common good requires that every person can contribute their voice meaningfully to the effort of building a just society. That is why Catholics should march for the equal right to vote.
For many women religious, the Laudato Si’ Action Platform is an opportunity to be creative, writes Kathleen Bonnette, as well as a way to disprove the alarmist idea that their communities are fading into obscurity.
It is easy to mock “wokeness,” writes Kathleen Bonnette, but developing an awareness of the realities that others face is relevant to the first step of the pastoral cycle: seeing.
If “canceling” is a means of banishing to the shadows something that causes discomfort that is precisely what we are doing to migrants at our border.
Georgia’s new voting law should set off social-justice alarm bells, writes Kathleen Bonnette. We should listen to the communities most affected by the new restrictions.
We can hold Trump accountable and still have national unity. Just ask St. Augustine and Pope Francis.
President Biden called for national unity in his inaugural address, but vengeance is not the way to repair public trust, writes Kathleen Bonnette. Restorative justice is a better way toward flourishing for all.
Microplastics are toxic to fetal development—a reminder that the environment is a pro-life issue, too.
Tiny pieces of plastic waste, already found at the top of Mount Everest and the bottom of the ocean, may now have a toehold in the human womb, writes Kathleen Bonnette.
When neither political party fully affirms the principles of our faith, writes Kathleen Bonnette, we must look at the world around us to decide which principles are most at stake.