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Catholic Re-Visions

What might Catholic critical race theory look like? Or Catholic queer theory? Or theology of immigration that grows out of autoethnography? Or a Catholic Indigenous theological method? Some folks, both inside and outside the church and academy, are already engaging in these conversations and constructions. We will highlight voices responding to questions like these, and more, on this blog in the months to come.

Catholic Re-Visions will publish essays of 1500-2000 words that critically engage Catholic traditions and Catholic-adjacent questions and movements using a variety of approaches, envisioning anew what Catholicism is, implies, and does. Animated by a concern for justice, this blog will spotlight stories, practices, images, concepts, and scholarly debates that enrich our understanding of Catholicism (broadly understood) and politics (broadly understood). Drawing contributors from within and beyond the academy and from within and beyond the Catholic church, we anticipate that authors will challenge readers, troubling our understandings of Catholic pasts and presents, as well as offering new visions for Catholic futures.

Recent Posts


Recent Symposia


  • On the Catholicity of Desire

    On the Catholicity of Desire

    Although its aim is to provide a snapshot of our research and thinking on the topic of desire, this symposium hints at aspects of ourselves as desiring subjects, as people who bring differing social and sexual identities to their work, and who inhabit religious and secular worlds in diverse ways.


  • Law and Order Catholicism

    Law and Order Catholicism

    This roundtable will reflect on the ways “law” and “order,” as secular and religious concepts, have constructed and reproduced racialized notions of “ideal” citizenship and religion in the context of US Catholicism.


  • “Wherein Justice Dwelleth:” The Catholic Worker Movement and Political Theology Today

    “Wherein Justice Dwelleth:” The Catholic Worker Movement and Political Theology Today

    This symposium brings Catholic Workers and scholars together to discuss the future of the Catholic Worker Movement and its political vision of personalist, de-centralized communities that practice the Works of Mercy to create a new world.