Over 10,000 Christians petition Boston College to reject Koch grant
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
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.
Can a controversial Latin American theology speak to Catholics today?
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
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
(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
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
(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.