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Over 10,000 Christians petition Boston College to reject Koch grant

By Aysha Khan — December 13, 2019

BOSTON (RNS) — More than 10,080 Christians have signed a petition urging officials at the Jesuit university to reject a potential donation from the Koch Foundation toward the school’s political science department.

Boston College students and faculty push to reject Koch funding — and Koch values

By Aysha Khan — November 19, 2019

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (RNS) — As Boston College finalizes a potential Koch Foundation donation to its political science department, many at the Jesuit institution are hoping to pressure administrators into reconsidering the grant.

‘Amoris Laetitia’ revisited

By Thomas Reese — October 10, 2017

(RNS) — The document encouraged the church to meet people where they are and then accompany them on their journey toward God. But who is going to do this accompanying?

Can a controversial Latin American theology speak to Catholics today?

By Yonat Shimron — February 10, 2017

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (RNS) By distancing the movement from radical left agendas of the past, theologians today are carving room for new applications of liberationist thought.

Did God choose Trump? What it means to believe in divine intervention

By Lauren Markoe — January 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) For some believers, a God who picks the president is a God close at hand. For skeptics, the belief can lead to catastrophic conclusions.

America’s moral obligation in the global refugee crisis

By Jerome Socolovsky — May 26, 2016

(RNS) “If you’re a good swimmer, you’ve got an obligation to jump in the river to save a drowning child.”

The redemption of Enda Kenny

By David Gibson — April 26, 2013

Less than two years after he blasted the Vatican over its failures to protect children from abusive priests — or help investigate the crimes — Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will receive an honorary degree from Boston College. Are bygones bygones?

Boston College, ACLU clash over condom giveaway

By John Bacon — March 28, 2013

(RNS) “As a Jesuit, Catholic university, there are certain Catholic commitments that Boston College is called to uphold,” Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn said about efforts to shut down an undercover student group that distributes free condoms.

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