Maureen H. O’Connell is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Religion at La Salle University in Philadelphia.

Faith Last Take
Maureen O'ConnellMay 03, 2019
Today, it is the rule—not the exception—that there are at least as many students of color in my classrooms as white students.
Maureen O'ConnellFebruary 11, 2016
'Frank Browne,' by David and Edwin Davison; 'A Call to Vision,' by Don Doll, S.J.
Maureen O'ConnellOctober 08, 2014
'All Good Books Are Catholic Books,' by Una M. Cadegan
Maureen O'ConnellMarch 12, 2014
The enthusiastic reaction to Jorge Mario Bergoglio rsquo s choice of the name Francis underscores the ongoing power of the saints in shaping the Catholic sacramental imagination The new pope implicitly suggests that the things that mattered to St Francis mdash concern for the poor care of creatio
In All Things
Maureen O'ConnellJanuary 06, 2011
A short clip on NPR this morning discussed a new edition of Mark Twain rsquo s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn put out by NewSouth Books that will replace the ldquo n-word rdquo with ldquo slave rdquo Apparently the former term has decreased readership due to censorship in public schools an
In All Things
Maureen O'ConnellOctober 15, 2010
Discussion about art or beauty often regresses to a familiar conversation stopper ldquo Beauty rdquo someone inevitably will say ldquo is in the eye of the beholder rdquo End of discussion Many of the parishoners of Our Lady of Guadeloupe in Denver are living this frustrating stalemate An
In All Things
Maureen O'ConnellAugust 30, 2010
Artists from the Gulf Coast know a thing or two of what Pope Benedict meant when a year ago he rhetorically asked artists in the Sistine Chapel ldquo What is capable of restoring enthusiasm and confidence what can encourage the human spirit to rediscover its path to raise its eyes to the horizon
In All Things
Maureen O'ConnellAugust 12, 2010
Confession I am not generally in the business of writing movie reviews especially for films that have yet to be released and which I probably will not see And maybe this post will confirm that I should not quit my day job So for more professional opinions of Eat Pray Love check out The New Yor
In All Things
Maureen O'ConnellJuly 29, 2010
The citizens of Trento are no doubt happy to reclaim their city from the 585 moral theologians who invaded it for a giant five-day three-generation family reunion the group of us included pre-Vatican II Vatican II and post-Vatican II moral theologians from 73 countries I m sure we gave Trenti
In All Things
Maureen O'ConnellJuly 26, 2010
Trento Italy ndash While the shifts in the Church that predicated the Council of Trent in the mid-1500s may not be quite as seismic as those put in motion by Martin Luther the nearly 600 moral theologians who have been meeting here since Saturday as part of a world-wide ldquo congress rdquo in