Last Friday, more than 250 attendees packed the atrium of the University of St. Thomas School of Law for an all day symposium on restorative justice, law, and healing. The Symposium gathered an impressive group of scholars, practitioners, victim-survivors, and thought leaders who conveyed the powerful potential for restorative justice and restorative practices to provide … Continue reading Law Symposium on Restorative Justice and Healing Provides Wisdom and Hope
Father Daniel Griffith joined host Ed Morrisey on the Relevant Radio program, The Drew Mariani Show. This segment titled, Healing from the Church sex abuse scandal & Restorative Justice, runs in the second half of this hour-long segment. Griffith's late mother Susan Griffith was on the inaugural Relevant Radio board when it launched locally in … Continue reading Relevant Radio
Restorative Justice and Healing
Fr. Daniel Griffith shared this homily at the Masses the weekend of September 28 and 29 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Eagan, Minn., part of his ongoing work as Liaison for Restorative Justice and Healing for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The Theological Privation of the Catholic Church’s Response to Clergy Abuse
This past summer, the folks at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University invited me to submit a commentary on the clergy abuse crisis. The piece was published today on its Berkley Forum, along with several other editorial commentaries. Initially in 2002 and again last summer, new allegations and institutional … Continue reading The Theological Privation of the Catholic Church’s Response to Clergy Abuse
Gift and Responsibility: Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching
Father Dan Griffith introduces the adult faith formation theme for the 2019-2020 program year, "Catholic Social Teaching & Evangelization." This first talk in the series is titled, "Gift and Responsibility: Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching", with Father Griffith. The calendar of events for this program year can be found on the parish website. This talk … Continue reading Gift and Responsibility: Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching
The Church’s Role in the Attainment of Justice
September 13, 2019 In my new blog, I explore the intersection of Catholic thought, culture, law and politics. In particular, I plan to use often the lens of Catholic social teaching through which to view contemporary issues – asking the question of how we best promote justice and human flourishing. Catholic social teaching is a … Continue reading The Church’s Role in the Attainment of Justice
The Ever Increasing Whiteness of our Teeth – What about our Souls?
August 24, 2019 In my new blog, I intend to concentrate primarily on the intersection of Catholic thought, culture, law and politics. Here is a description and introduction to the blog. From time to time, I will focus on the intersection of culture and Catholic spirituality as I do today. I have noticed recently a … Continue reading The Ever Increasing Whiteness of our Teeth – What about our Souls?
Mary Provides a Model of Holiness for a Church in Crisis
August 15, 2019 Today at Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis and throughout the world, Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am always moved as a priest when folks pause from their busy lives and worship the God who made them and redeemed them. Today, in a particular … Continue reading Mary Provides a Model of Holiness for a Church in Crisis