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

Obama and the redistribution of wealth

President Barack Obama arrives to speak at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Feb. 7, … Continued

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … Continued

Adios, evangelical-Catholic coalitions

I saw the gloating over the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act from an evangelical on this page the … Continued

Decatholicizing opinions vs. catholicizing facts

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Did Obama’s visit heal Gabrielle Giffords?

Shortly after President Barack Obama visited wounded Arizona Rep. Gabriella Giffords in the hospital and prayed for her, “she opened … Continued

The state of hate

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Was John Paul II ‘The Great’?

Recent reports from Rome indicate Pope John Paul II will soon be beatified. This is after the title “The Great” … Continued

Predictions for Catholic America in 2011

Last year I was 10 for 15, not bad as a winning percentage, but only if you count the “won’t … Continued

May your Christmas be Catholic and gay

The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) provision for the U.S. armed forces was welcomed by a majority … Continued

A Catholic DREAM Act

The time is now in Catholic America to pass the Dream Act. Many in Washington are trying to make political … Continued

Was Muhammad an Advent prophet?

Advent celebrates the scriptural words prophesizing the coming of the Lord. But should we Catholics also include the Muslim Prophet … Continued

Sex and the engaged Catholic

“Most of the Catholics asking to be married in the Church today already have been living together.” Such is the … Continued

Inquisitorial exceptionalism

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Archbishop Dolan goes to bat

In a surprise, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected President of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) apparently … Continued

Don’t speak: don’t listen

“The Catholic Church opposes anti-bullying laws because it could lead to same-sex marriage.” That is the essence of a statement … Continued

Lots of preaching, little governing

I called the Tea Party “civil religion” promoting old-fashioned Nativist notions against Americans of diverse religions and races. Little in … Continued

The disappearing abortion issue

The command by Cardinal-elect and Archbishop Burke that Catholics vote Tea-publican in 2010 was remarkable only in that it was … Continued

Can a Catholic be a witch?

The recent TV ad for would-be Senator, Christine O’Donnell, begins with the words, “I am not a witch.” Since Ms. … Continued

Of bully pulpits and bully bishops

Like a lot of Catholics, I bristle when Hollywood films present bishops as fat men given over to power. I … Continued

Catholic Charities: burning down bureaucracy?

The fire department that parked their engines alongside a burning house in Tennessee should teach us a lesson. A town … Continued