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  • 01/18/2022 6:55 PM | Anonymous

    Please see below the USPS website for requesting free-at-home Covid-19 tests, four tests per order, one order per residential address.

    https://special.usps.com/testkits


  • 01/18/2022 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    Remembering William (Bill) M. Shea who died on Friday, January 14, 2022.



    Here is a link to Bill's contribution to the  CTSA's 32nd annual convention.  His presentation was titled "Seminary of Theology and Philosophy: Matthew Lamb's Five Models of Theory-Praxis and the Interpretation of John Dewey's Pragmatism". 

    See: https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ctsa/article/view/2880/2505

    May Bill rest in peace.

  • 01/16/2022 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    January 2022

    Coblentz, Jessica, Dust in the Blood: A Theology of Life with Depression Liturgical Press, Jan. 2022. 

    Burkhard, OFM Conv., John J., Its Sources, Reception, and Theology Liturgical Press, Jan. 2022.

    December 2021

    Brigham, Erin (Applying for Membership), Church as Field Hospital: Toward an Ecclesiology of Sanctuary  Liturgical Press, Dec. 2021.

     


  • 01/16/2022 3:51 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Colleagues of the Catholic Theological Society of America,

    A blessed morning to you, and happy New Year! In honor of the Communio: International Catholic Review journal celebrating its fiftieth year of publication, St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry is hosting a virtual Communio Open Reading Group in an effort to come into greater contact with the riches of the Communio journal.  Anyone interested may join.

    Syllabus Link

    The Open Reading Group will meet via Zoom once a month on Friday, from January to September, 2022. The Faculty of St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry will lead the sessions, with a brief introduction to the theme and the readings before opening it up for discussion.

    Where: Online via Zoom

    When: Fridays, January 21st - September 16th, 10am - 12pm EST

    We hope you will join us in celebrating Communio's upcoming anniversary by continuing and furthering the trajectories of theological and cultural engagement present in the pages of Communio!

    In Christ,

    St. Bernard's Faculty

  • 01/10/2022 9:05 AM | Anonymous

    The Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church (CTEWC) asked CTSA Board Member Meghan Clark, who chairs the CTSA's Ad hoc Board Committee on Virtual Events, to write the piece: "How the CTSA is keeping focus on the call to racial justice amidst the pandemic."  

    To read Meghan's piece, see:

     https://catholicethics.com/forum/ctsa-racial-justice/

    The CTSA Board of Directors, the Ad hoc Board Committee on Virtual Events, and the Executive Director thank all of the CTSA members who have presented and those who have participated in the CTSA's Virtual Events.

    Meghan Clark, Chair, Craig Ford, and Elyse Raby currently serve on the CTSA Ad hoc Board Committee on Virtual Events (2021 - 2022).



  • 12/18/2021 10:18 PM | Anonymous

    The CTSA received word that longstanding member Rev. Robert E. Lampert died on September 17, 2021.  May Robert rest in peace.


    Obituaries

    https://www.archstl.org/obituary-father-robert-e-lampert-6857

    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/stltoday/name/robert-lampert-obituary?id=6539767


  • 12/17/2021 5:07 PM | Jaisy Joseph

    Updates on World Forum on Theology and Liberation (WFTL)

    On June 1, 2021, we elected a new executive committee:

    • Kochurani Abraham Karippaparampil (Kerala, India, Asia)
    • Wairimu Beatrice Churu (Nairobi, Kenya, Africa)
    • Denise Couture (Montréal, Canada, North America)
    • Jesus Alejandro Ortiz Cotte (Puebla, Mexico, Latin America)
    • Jean-François Roussel (Montréal, Canada, North America)

    On September 9, 2021, Rufus Burnett (Fordham University), who is one of the CTSA liaisons to the WFTL, joined the Methodological Committee.

    In November 2021, WFTL released a new Spanish text entitled The World Will Never Be the Same: Liberation Theologies in Times of Pandemic. These essays emerge from the gathering of the World Forum on Theology and Liberation (WFTL) in 2020/2021.

    On Dec.10, 2021, members of the World Forum on Theology and Liberation (WFTL) met to plan our next hybrid gathering to be held in the city of Puebla, Mexico, April 28–29, 2022, which precedes the World Social Forum that will take place in Mexico City, 1–8 May 2022. The Call for Papers will be given in a second post.

    - Jaisy Joseph


  • 12/17/2021 1:48 PM | Laurie Johnston
    https://jmt.scholasticahq.com/post/1243-cfp-catholicism-challenges-to-democracy-and-the-legacy-of-jacques-maritain

    CFP: Catholicism, Challenges to Democracy, and the Legacy of Jacques Maritain

    2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Jacques Maritain. Maritain was a key shaper of modern Catholic Social Teaching on politics, human rights, and democracy, and had a significant influence on Vatican II, Populorum Progressio and more.

    The Journal of Moral Theology invites submissions of papers on the topic of “Catholicism, Challenges to Democracy, and the legacy of Jacques Maritain.” While we are particularly interested in papers that deal specifically with Maritain’s thought, other topics related to Catholicism and contemporary challenges to democracy are also welcome. For a full description of the CFP, click here.

    The guest editors of the volume, Laurie Johnston and Grégoire Catta, welcome any questions regarding topics you are considering.

    Submissions should conform to the standards and style of the Journal of Moral Theology and can be submitted here until January 1, 2023. All papers will be subject to peer review, with ample time for revision before publication. The issue is targeted for a 2023-24 release. More information on the Journal and previous issues can be found on the JMT website.

     

     

  • 12/11/2021 8:55 AM | Anonymous

    The CTSA remembers longstanding member Rev. Donald Cozzens who died on December 9, 2021.

    Author and lecturer Father Donald Cozzens is shown on the campus of John Carroll University in suburban Cleveland May 12, 2015. (CNS photo/William Rieter)

    Obituary in Cleveland.com

    NCR Article of December 10th

    https://www.ncronline.org/news/coronavirus/father-donald-cozzens-who-challenged-clericalism-church-dies-82

  • 12/02/2021 9:25 AM | Anonymous

    Lumen et Vita's* Spring Graduate Conference
    "The Great Waters of the Kingdom of Matter" 
    Saturday, March 26, 2022

    Keynote speakers will be Prof. Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale Divinity School and Yale School of Environment) and Prof. Michael Ferguson (Harvard Divinity and Medical Schools). 

    Abstracts:  Due on January 20, 2022 and should be emailed to lumenetvita@gmail.com. Remote and virtual attendance and presenting are possible.

    Detailed Call for Papers link: https://tinyurl.com/LeVSpring2022

    *Lumen et Vita is the graduate theological journal of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. 

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