Associate Professor of Religion, College of the Holy Cross
I am a Roman Catholic scholar teaching at a Jesuit institution in Massachusetts. I am particularly interested in global variations of Catholic belief and practice.
Who are Jehovah's Witnesses? A religion scholar explains the history of the often misunderstood group
Mar 13, 2023 11:44 am UTC| Insights & Views
Six adults were killed March 9, 2023, in Hamburg, Germany, in what police described as a rampage after an evening religious service. Several others were wounded during the attack at a Jehovahs Witness center, called a...
Why religions of the world condemn suicide
Jun 13, 2018 01:36 am UTC| Insights & Views Life
The recent suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain have reminded all of us that, even for the wealthy, life can become too painful to bear. The sad truth is that suicide...
Is death penalty anti-Christian?
Apr 28, 2017 07:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Life
On Monday, April 25, two people convicted for murder were executed by lethal injections in Lincoln County, Arkansas. A few days prior to their execution another Arkansan convict was put to death. One more convict remains...
What changes when Pope Francis grants all priests the authority to forgive abortions
Dec 05, 2016 05:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Life
The Roman Catholic Church will allow priests all over the world to grant forgiveness for abortion. This announcement came from Pope Francis at the end of the Jubilee of Mercy a holy year dedicated to forgiveness. When...
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