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

Race, Class and Catholicism

The flap over Professor Gates and Officer Crowley with comments of President Obama is an example of the confusing boundaries … Continued

Dr. Ambassador to the Vatican

The terms “doctor” and “ambassador” do not usually fit together. With the expected confirmation of theologian Miguel Diáz as the … Continued

Vatican Insiders and Outsiders

Like most large organizations, the Catholic Church experiences both insiders and outsiders. Some persons are able to use networking, personality … Continued

The Pope and Peoria

For decades now, politics in the United States has tested relevance to Middle America by asking: “How will it play … Continued

Catholics and Unions

When I was growing up, it was almost part of the catechism that Catholics backed labor unions. We were taught … Continued

Abortion and Slavery

Pro-life advocates often compare their cause to the 19th century anti-slavery movement. Just as heroic leaders mobilized the public to … Continued

Puerto Rico’s Justice

While much of the world’s attention is focused on protests in Iran, Puerto Rico quietly advances its case against U.S. … Continued

The New Muslim-Catholic Coalition

The political experts will decide if President Obama’s speech at the University of Cairo on June 4 was a factor … Continued

Irish Abuse: Asylums and Spirituality

The 2,600-page final report of Ireland’s Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse reported decades of mistreatment described by commentators as … Continued

Catholicism on Parade After ND

The media coverage and commentary on President Obama’s commencement speech at Notre Dame displayed the height, breadth and width of … Continued

The Pope’s Peaceful Trip

Pope Benedict XVI was featured on Jon Stewart’s Comedy Channel faux-news show, meaning that the papal trip to the Holy … Continued

Father Alberto the Man

I have had the opportunity to listen to a lengthy Spanish TV interview with Father Alberto Cutié and was struck … Continued

The Bishops We Need

It’s one thing to oppose political policies like abortion and stem cell research: it’s quite another to clothe that opposition … Continued

Obama Disappoints (Some) Catholics

Based on his first hundred days, President Obama has disappointed conservative Catholics who insisted he was (1) pro-abortion, (2) shared … Continued

Pro-Lifers Battle Over Sebelius

“Where charity and love prevail,” begins the hymn, “There God is ever found.” Charity and love do not prevail in … Continued

Obama, Discrimination and the Catholic Right

“The bishop was denied participation in the Memorial Day ceremony at the military cemetery because his Church opposes the right … Continued

Jews, Blessed Charlie and Catholic Holy Week

I remember how on Good Friday we Catholics once prayed for the “perfidious Jews.” Dutifully, I asked a seminary professor … Continued

Controlling the Catholic Brand

For about a decade and a half, there have been no Conservative Catholics in America. Looking at the media during … Continued

Broken Vows

When Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, was introduced as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate of 2008, there was an announcement … Continued

What Would St. Patrick Do?

Why St. Patrick’s Day should be a day of breaking down walls, overcoming divisions, and (yes) partying.