Religious Studies Professor Highlights Challenges Faced by Jehovah’s Witnesses Sexual Abuse Survivors
It’s been months since the New York Child Victims Act was signed into law allowing adult survivors of child sexual abuse to sue an abuser or a....
Holy Cross Professor Writes About the Secrecy of Confession in the Catholic Church
On Sept. 11, 2019, the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania passed bills requiring priests to report any child abuse revealed in the....
Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor
The newly promoted faculty members answer questions about their scholarship and more — from insect diversity to Mozart.
They’ve spent years teaching at College of the Holy Cross and advancing research in their respective fields. Now, eight faculty members have....
Eight Holy Cross Students, Recent Alumni Receive Distinguished Scholarships
The highly-competitive Fulbright and Knight-Hennessy scholarships showcase the talent of Holy Cross students
College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have earned an impressive array of scholarships this year from prestigious organizations, including the....
What Does It Mean to Be Defrocked in the Catholic Church? Holy Cross Professor Explains
In a historic move, Pope Francis “defrocked” Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, after the church....
Holy Cross Professor Examines the Controversy Surrounding the ‘Great Commission’
A recent survey has shown that the majority of churchgoing Christians in the U.S. are not familiar with the term the “Great Commission,”....
Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Is Sought-After Expert on New Religious Movements
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With the American popular culture fascination for “cults” increasing throughout the past few decades, Holy Cross associate professor of....
Holy Cross Professor Offers Inside Look Into Complex Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization for NBC News
A recent Montana jury ruling that Jehovah’s Witnesses leadership is to pay $35 million to a 21-year-old woman alleging the church covered up....
Can the Catholic Church Be Saved? Holy Cross Professor Opines on NBC News
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Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, was called upon by NBC News to share his opinion on the....
A Miracle? Holy Cross Professor Writes About Weeping Virgin Mary Statue
Last week, media outlets worldwide were abuzz with news about a statue of the Virgin Mary at a diocese in New Mexico that appeared to had been....
What Does the Bible Say About Immigration? A Holy Cross Professor Explains
Much of the national conversation this week has focused on the United States’ treatment of asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants trying to....
How Do Religions of the World View Suicide? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Explains
In the wake of the highly publicized suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef and writer Anthony Bourdain last week, there’s been....
Religious Studies Professor and Papacy Expert Opines on Pope Francis’ Apology for Abuse in Chile
Last week, Pope Francis wrote to three clerical sexual abuse victims apologizing and asking for forgiveness for defending Chilean Bishop Juan Barros,....
Holy Cross Professor on Why the Label ‘Cult’ Prevents Greater Understanding of New Religions
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New religious movements have been a subject of fascination in American popular culture for decades, often portrayed in movies and TV shows as....
Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Says Jehovah’s Witnesses Faith is Often Misunderstood
Detroit Free Press
Tragic murder-suicide cases throughout the country have shined light on the controversial Jehovah’s Witness practice of shunning or....
What Does The Bible Say About Taxing The Rich? Holy Cross Professor Examines The Text
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As the U.S. Congress debates a tax reform bill, Matthew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, digs into the Christian....
Religious Studies Professor Discusses Pope Francis’ New Stance on Capital Punishment
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Pope Francis’ declaration that the death penalty is “contrary to the Gospel” and “inadmissible,” points to his larger emphasis on mercy,....
Religious Studies Professor Weighs in on Upcoming Pope/Trump Meeting
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With a meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump confirmed for May 24, speculations have begun around the impending interaction between the....
Holy Cross Offers Reflection Opportunities During the Season of Lent
College offerings include resources to engage community both on and off campus
With the Christian season of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday on March 1, there are a number of reflection opportunities available to members of the....
Religious Studies Professor Offers Response to the Potential Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
U.S. News & World Report
In response to president Donald Trump’s comments regarding his plans to repeal the Johnson Amendment — which prevents houses of worship and other....