Solidarity and Accompaniment: A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent

Over the last several months I have gotten to know the Catholic Mobilizing Network team well. I have been impressed with their talent, passion, and commitment to Catholic social teaching. Based out of Washington D.C., CMN ably advocates for the twin goals of ending the death penalty and promoting restorative justice. Both of these goals … Continue reading Solidarity and Accompaniment: A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent

Report from National Convening on Lay Leadership for a Wounded Church and Divided Nation Released

Last spring, on Holy Thursday, I was invited to join a group of diverse Catholics for a National Convening on Lay Leadership. The Convening was held at Georgetown University this past June. I was encouraged and enlightened by the group of committed Catholic leaders who gathered over Father’s Day weekend for a critical and robust … Continue reading Report from National Convening on Lay Leadership for a Wounded Church and Divided Nation Released

Consistent Ethic of Life on Full Display at Separate Events in Twin Cities

As we move from respect life month in October to the Solemnity of All Saints, I wanted to briefly reflect on a number of inspiring events that took place in the last week which manifest the importance of living a consistent ethic of life as Christian disciples. Friday, October 25: Frank Meuers, right, a survivor … Continue reading Consistent Ethic of Life on Full Display at Separate Events in Twin Cities

Law Symposium on Restorative Justice and Healing Provides Wisdom and Hope

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

Relevant Radio

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

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?