Catholicism: Called to Tradition or Revolution?
Wednesday, November 29
The Den, Damen Student Center
On November 29, 2017, Jesuit scholastic Michael Martinez spoke to over 70 students about what it means to be a young adult and practicing Catholic in the 21st century. His talk focused on how, "as Catholics,” practicing the Tradition “does not allow us to forget the Truth that the love of God and love of neighbor are one.” Martinez proposed that the “Revolutionary part” of the Catholic faith is that the truth must not remain some "philosophical principle" taught long ago, but an invitation to Christian action. The “tradition” is that this truth becomes a responsibility, by the grace of God, for us to incarnate this truth in our daily lives. Martinez, in both traditional reflection and rousing hip-hop performance, proclaimed what the Christian tradition always does: the beautiful call of “Christ's Revolution.”