The Passion is understood as an act of a personal God atoning for the personal offense of sin. The personalist understanding of the atonement is deeply linked to the framework of the relationship between Christ and the members of his … [Read more...]
Competing Theories of Christ’s Atonement: Penal Substitution, Economic Transaction, or Obediential Love?
Why aren’t we more concerned about how even many of our fellow Catholics are engaging in behaviors (“lifestyles”), or accepting, or even approving them, in others, that scripture says will exclude them from the kingdom? A soul … [Read more...]
When the Church has been humiliated and vilified by public scandal ... I suggest we need to shift our focus to Christ. Introduction “How can you write anything credible about the witness of religious life today?” I was asked by a … [Read more...]