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

Spirituality makes a comeback

A recent Pew survey points to a drift away from institutionalized religion and a robust tendency towards spirituality. I’ll leave … Continued

Cheating the gospel and the Church

My first encounter with cheating was in Catholic grade school. Unfortunately, that was not my last encounter. Once “cheating” is … Continued

When bishops go rogue

The word “agony” describes the rosary’s first Sorrowful Mystery. It also describes the pain felt in the clash of opinions … Continued

The worst prayers in the world

In citing the worst prayers in the world, I start with the thanksgiving of the Pharisee in the Gospel (Luke … Continued

‘Latinese’ when plain English will do

Note: U.S. Catholic bishops gave final approval Tuesday to an English translation of the Roman Missal that has been in … Continued

Double trouble on abortion?

Passage of the Affordable Health Care Act of 2009 was aided by the Stupak Amendment at the last hour. The … Continued

Catholic schizophrenia

Not long ago, I received an email from Dr. Stephen M. Colecchi, director of the Office of International Justice and … Continued

Michael Moore: Catholic of the year?

Should Michael Moore be named “Catholic of the Year”? Some people love his films and some hate them: but his … Continued

The bishops and Obama paranoia

The Catholic bishops made it into the White House briefing, not once but twice the first weeks of October. Presidential … Continued

Restoring Padre Martinez

The Cathedral in Santa Fe, New Mexico, interrupts the low skyline with its French Gothic tower, clashing with the Spanish … Continued

A Muslim Faith-Based Initiative

With the leaking to the press of a military report on Afghanistan, pundits claim that President Obama has two drastically … Continued

Disarmament Is a Pro-Life Issue

The recent and unanimous vote of the U.N. Security Council endorsing nuclear disarmament is cause for rejoicing in Catholic America. … Continued

Catholic America as Secular Model

Secularism is often considered the result of atheism, but history disproves that myth. American Secularism is a form of public … Continued

Health-Care Distortions

A law has been proposed in Congress that no woman be forced to have an abortion. Yet, Catholic bishops like … Continued

A Bishop’s Early Retirement

The Aug. 31 press conference when Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino announced his resignation raised my admiration of the Catholic Church. … Continued

Funeral Mass Politics

There it was on non-stop television: the Catholic rite of the Mass of the Resurrection. True, the networks responded because … Continued

U.S. Nuns: Pawns or Queens?

The Vatican has launched an investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in the United States and its … Continued

Michael Vick’s Contrition

Rarely does the arena of sports provide a test for moral thinking, but the signing of disgraced football quarterback Michael … Continued

Is It a Sin to Listen to Rush?

At this point of the 21st Century, Rush Limbaugh occupies a unique place. Locating him on the radio dial, however, … Continued

Truth in Health-Care Packaging

The health care reform legislation that is emerging from the sausage-making of the Congress is not about abortion. In these … Continued