“Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Their Story?”: Memorials and Dangerous Memories

Vox Nova is pleased to present the following guest post by Rhonda Miska, a candidate with the Dominican Sisters in Sinsinawa, WI. This piece was originally published on Daily Theology. Celebrations of today’s 241st anniversary the Declaration of Independence’s signing and the recent controversy around the removal of Confederate monuments invite theological reflection on the [Read More…]

Good News, Everyone!

Vox Nova is pleased to present the following guest post by Ben Johnson. When I joined the Catholic Worker movement it was very easy to believe initially that my task was to aid people in finding the stability offered by the governmental and economic systems we currently have. Find a job. Get a car. Get [Read More…]

Blessed are the Poor

So do we give the homeless person begging for some spare change? Yes. Will that person use it to buy food? Maybe not. [Read more…]

Consider the Mycelium: Networks Will Heal The Earth

Vox Nova is pleased to publish the following guest post from Rhonda Miska. This post was originally published at Daily Theology. “Consider the birds of the air and the lilies of the field.” This is just one of many analogies drawn from the natural world in the Gospels. Jesus opts for fig trees, mustard seeds, [Read More…]

No Ham During Lent?

Vox Nova is pleased to welcome a guest post by Sr. Christina M. Neumann, OSF, a Franciscan sister from North Dakota.  She regularly blogs for her community at  Our Franciscan Fiat.   As Catholics, we’re all familiar with meatless Fridays this time of year, but have you ever heard the rule about “no ham during [Read More…]

Brains, Bodies, Borders, Biases and the Circle of Holy Belonging

Vox Nova is pleased to publish the following guest post by Rhonda Miska. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls, to arrive at its destination full of hope.”     This was the refrain repeated over and over as I stood in a prayer circle of about thirty interfaith activists, a [Read More…]

Vermin Supreme, Anarchy and the Election

Vox Nova is pleased to present the following guest post by Ben Johnson. The turbulence and division caused by the most recent presidential election reminds me that we are not immune to chaos. We are in an already shaken nation. No matter how safe we feel, destructive, chaotic events simply occur in nature and take [Read More…]

Getting to All Lives Matter: Already But Not Yet

Vox Nova is pleased to welcome a guest contribution from Marcus Gaddy.  I will be moderating the comments—DCU. I’m a convert to Catholicism, only received in 2015, after growing up in the historically Black church. That heritage taught me early on that Black spirituality emphasizes Christ as liberator, both from sin and from those who [Read More…]

Why I Am No Longer a Single-Issue Voter for the Pro-Life Cause

Vox Nova is pleased to welcome a guest post by James McGehee. I grew up Catholic and Republican. I am now Catholic and politically independent. In my first three presidential elections, I voted for George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. This November will be different. I will not cast my vote for the [Read More…]