Tag Archives: Catholic Church

That Irish Vote for Same-Sex Marriage

by Eoin O’Mahony Late last week, a majority of citizens in Ireland voted to accept same-sex marriage. Many states in Europe and North America have legislated for same-sex marriage but Ireland’s citizens voted to amend the country’s constitution. 62% (or … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo, “Free Speech,” and Critique

by Matt Sheedy It should go without saying that the massacre of journalists and police officers in Paris this past Wednesday is abhorrent, that the perpetrators should be brought to justice, and that measures should be taken to reduce the … Continue reading

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A Geo-Theology of Catholic Parish Maps

by Eoin O’Mahony Introduction While people in Catholic parishes in Ireland appear keenly aware of parish boundaries, these understandings are more often oral than cartographic. And while there is no digital map of all Catholic parishes in Ireland, the institutional … Continue reading

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Religion Snapshots: Critical Thinking and an Analysis of Wikipedia

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification and … Continue reading

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Problems with Drawing Lines: Theo-Geographies of the Catholic Parish in Ireland

by Eoin O’Mahony Note: This is a condensation of a paper published in the new online refereed Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions. This is the story of a project to create digital maps of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Perverts Guide to Ideology

  by Tenzan Eaghll What is the connection between desire, the will, fantasy, and religion? In the latest documentary by the controversial philosopher Slavoj Žižek, The Perverts Guide to Ideology, he argues that the connection is ideology. Teaming up with … Continue reading

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An Institution Is Not a Text: Pope Francis, Affect, and Power

                  by Donovan Schaefer “…it is possible that the very productive critical habits embodied in what Paul Ricoeur memorably called the ‘hermeneutics of suspicion’—widespread critical habits indeed, perhaps by now nearly synonymous … Continue reading

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