Archives for July 2011

NFP: Throwing Down The Gauntlet

NFP Awareness Week, not unlike NFP (natural family planning) is one of the Catholic Church’s best kept secrets. Memo to Dan Brown: I think you could come up with a great story here. This might be bigger than your tired Da Vinci Code.Several years ago, I was asked to do a radio interview about NFP Awareness Week at the end of July. I hadn’t even heard of it. I was convinced that the host of the show was wrong because, after all, who would run an awareness campaign during one of the slowest new … [Read more...]

Mandatory Contraception Coverage

The Institute of Medicine and the Department of Health and Human Services are proposing mandating coverage of FDA approved contraception and sterilization by private insurance companies nationwide.Cardinal DiNardo, chair of the US Bishops Pro-Life Committee, put out a good statement in which he noted first and foremost that fertility is not a disease. If it is, convince all the couples that are struggling with infertility, many of whom are spending tens of thousands of dollars to try and … [Read more...]

Bidding Farewell To Co-Ed Dorms

CUA returns to single-sex dorms. More thoughts here. … [Read more...]

The Case Against Alphabet Soup

Given my own alphabet collection of degrees, people are surprised when I suggest that college may not be the end all and be all.I just came across a recent article by John Stossel in which he argues that college can be a scam. I couldn't agree more.From what I've seen, it seems like people often go to college or pursue graduate work when they can't think of anything else to do. It's a respectable, if expensive, punt.Even at the graduate school level, I continue to meet people who … [Read more...]