Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo


Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo is Professor Emeritus of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College and Distinguished Scholar of the City University of New York.

Stories by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo

Arizona’s show me your stigma law

AP Members of Promise Arizona, Leonila Martinez, left, Patricia Rosas, and Gustavo Cruz, right, react to the United States Supreme … Continued

What Rev. William Lynn’s conviction means for the Catholic Church

Alex Brandon AP Monsignor William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center, in Philadelphia on March 27, 2012. What, if anything, … Continued

Should Catholics defend DOMA?

The White House last year threw its backing behind a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, a … Continued

When hyperbole becomes dangerous

A recent editorial in the Knights of Columbus magazine, titled “What Mexico Teaches Us,” compares today’s Catholic political battles in … Continued

Bishops make ‘Nunsense’

The recent Vatican decree that put a bishop in charge of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) ought to … Continued

Is the church corrupt?

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES Cardinals and Bishops attend John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May … Continued

Keep Christ in Easter

It is common to hear calls to “Put Christ back in Christmas,” but not so common to ask the same … Continued

Where is Jesus in politics?

For almost as long as we have been a church, Catholic ritual for Palm Sunday has dramatized that people who … Continued

Papal religion and politics in Mexico and Cuba

Pope Benedict’s visit to Latin America in 2012 will take him to two countries: one where the Catholic Church is … Continued

Can the Catholic Church embrace the pill?

The Catholic bishops are in the process of lifting the ban on the birth control pill. The problem is they … Continued

A Catholic game of chicken

We are all familiar with the game of “chicken” where two vehicles hurtle towards each other and the driver who … Continued

Rick Santorum’s ‘phony’ Catholic theology

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has lambasted President Barack Obama for holding a “phony theology.” In the farce that politics … Continued

The theology of birth control politics

Looked at through the lens of legal precedent, President Obama’s February 10th announcement settled the issue of health care insurance … Continued

The politics of Catholic opposition to birth control

The confrontation between the bishops and the White House over coverage contraception in all health plans has not ended with … Continued

Tim Tebow, faith and the Super Bowl

   View Photo Gallery: The quarterback for the Denver Broncos has become a polarizing figure in football, in part because of … Continued

A Catholic nullification doctrine?

The Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the medical opinion that contraception is a preventive health measure. That … Continued

Heartless capitalism a ‘deadly sin’?

Mitt Romney in an infamous photo taken during his time at Bain. There is a rough underbelly to capitalism. Newt … Continued

A Catholic candidate for evangelicals?

David Goldman AP Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at to reporters at a campaign event as … Continued

Would Gingrich be a Catholic president?

Andrew Burton GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (L) speaks at the Heartland … Continued

Christmas means the redistribution of wealth

Pier Paolo Cito AP Workers check the branches of a Christmas tree that was placed in St. Peter’s Square at … Continued