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

Does the Catholic Mass belong to the church or the people?

DAVID BUNDY AP A new translation of the Roman Missal sits on the altar after the Catholic Mass Sunday, Nov. … Continued

On birth control, are the bishops focused on the wrong moral actor?

Suppose you called a crusade and next to no one showed up? That happened in 1198, and it is likely … Continued

The good and the bad of the new mass translation

Cindy Yamanaka, AP Laura DeRosa of Mission Viejo, center, prays at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. on … Continued

A new one-size-fits-all Catholic Mass?

Andre Penner AP Monks attend a Mass at the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Liberals in the … Continued

Understanding the Catholic approach to the paranormal

John Madill AP Dan Smith of St. Joseph, Mich, has been decorating his yard for twenty-one years, including a haunted … Continued

Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers upon his arrival in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican to hold a … Continued

Religious law for the modern world

Many of us have long thought the world had become liberal enough to stop execution of persons for practicing their … Continued

Religious agencies and birth control

The Obama administration is about to draw a bright red line challenging Catholicism over what constitutes “religious activity.” Normally this … Continued

A Catholic approach to Israel and Palestine?

As the leaders of the Palestinian people prepare to petition for recognition as a nation-state at the United Nations, Catholic … Continued

The ‘seamless garment’ on the campaign trail: Does the death penalty violate pro-life values?

Catholicism includes opposition to the death penalty as part of its pro-life agenda. The late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin called it … Continued

Praying without priests on 9/11

CHIP EAST REUTERS The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed … Continued

The deviance of twisting religion into politics

David J. Phillip AP Texas Gov. Rick Perry bows his head as he leads a prayer at The Response, a … Continued

Budget deals and Catholic anti-war teachings

The deal between Republicans and Democrats for settling a debt ceiling increase has brought down a political storm about who … Continued

Is there a Catholic approach to the debt ceiling debate?

Charles Dharapak AP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, stands with, from left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of … Continued

Catholics challenge Boehner on faith and morals

Brendan Hoffman BLOOMBERG House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, departs the podium after speaking to reporters during a … Continued

Beatify the man, not his politics

The May 1st beatification of John Paul II will not bestow the title “the Great” on the first Polish pope. … Continued

Is a balanced budget a moral issue?

Wrangling in Washington over the national debt has featured speeches and sound-bytes from right and left, from the president on … Continued

Catholics and Planned Parenthood

The Republican-controlled Congress recently cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood and the vote has been projected as a great victory … Continued

Fighting anti-union conspiracy

The Wisconsin governor’s proposal to repair the state budget has acquired the characteristics of a conspiracy. Catholic teaching (Caritas in … Continued

After sex abuse cases, an accounting

What would happen if the bishops called for a special collection to maintain the institution and no one gave a … Continued