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October 16, 2015
The long view
I am reading a fine collection of essays entitled Christianity and the Disciplines, which invites...
September 14, 2015
In loco parentis
Xavier University of Louisiana produces more black medical school students than any other institution in the...
August 04, 2015
Peer review and the sin of pride
There's a recent fascinating story of a rising high-school freshman whose work exposed a professor's myth....
July 08, 2015
Pope Francis address at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
Yesterday Pope Francis gave an address to representatives of schools and universities at the...
June 25, 2015
College and vocation
Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed recently interviewed Tim Clydesdale, professor of sociology at the College...
June 10, 2015
Review Essay: Paul Shrimpton, The Making of Men
In 1848 an Oxford don named Charles Daman, a close friend of John Henry Newman...
June 01, 2015
The faith that teaching requires
Amidst the eros for metrics in higher education, it is easy to lose focus on...
May 07, 2015
Can Catholic universities end poverty?
Sister Amata Miller, I.H.M. is a professor of economics, director of the Myser Initiative...
May 04, 2015
Babel or cosmopolis?
Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., the Endowed Chair for the Social Scientific Study of Religion at the...
April 30, 2015
Catholic universities and nonviolence
In light of the situation that has unfolded in Baltimore in recent days, we who...
April 07, 2015
Become who you are
UCA News offers a compelling story of Rusty Quintana, a once-homeless boy who graduated from...
March 30, 2015
The meaning of meaning
At the heart of any intellectual exercise is meaning-making. Whether I am using a microscope...
March 26, 2015
Catholic universities and ecology
Catholic universities are in a position to impact one of the areas of great need...
March 17, 2015
Benedict and Francis: two models for the modern Catholic university
The challenge to Catholic higher education today is different from those of a generation or...
February 11, 2015
Faith in higher education
Last Wednesday, the presidents of Catholic University of America, Yeshiva University, and Baylor University--three of the...
January 28, 2015
Education for religious life
America Magazine has published a summary of the recent study of professed religious men and...
January 21, 2015
Cosmopolitanism and Catholicism
Universities are complex places that influence young minds. Sometimes that influence is scattershot: a little...
January 14, 2015
An originating Jesuit mission at the university
Robert John Araujo, S.J., the John Courtney Murray, S.J. Professor of Law at Loyola University...
January 05, 2015
The Atlantic: a new brand of Jesuit university?
Autumn Jones writes a helpful piece in The Atlantic (12/30/14) titled "The New Brand of...
December 02, 2014
Joe Humphreys at the Irish Times asks whether John Henry Newman's vision for Catholic universities...
November 14, 2014
The UCA Martyrs
Sunday November 16 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits, their housekeeper,...
November 13, 2014
Over at Aleteia, Randall B. Smith considers the college accreditation process, and argues that bishops could...
November 05, 2014
The spirituality of the question
What drives the life of the intellect is something that itself is not intellectual: namely,...
October 30, 2014
Theology Needs Science (and vice versa)
Theology needs science. So writes William C. Mattison, a moral theologian at the Catholic University...
October 22, 2014
Patricia McGuire, Trinity Washington University
America Magazine is doing interviews of the presidents of three Washington, D.C. area Catholic universities....
October 17, 2014
Catholic intellectual tradition
Below are excerpts from a paper I published in 2009 in the journal Logos: A Journal...
October 09, 2014
God, knowledge, and the university
Stephen Hawking’s recent pronouncement that there is no God was unsurprising, given his past considerations...
October 02, 2014
“The Idea of a Catholic College” conference reflections
My friend and colleague Jason King has written a cogent reflection on the Catholic Moral...
October 01, 2014
The theology of the Mercy university
I'm energized by my attendance at the recent Conference of Mercy Higher Education gathering, which...
September 25, 2014
Education for mercy
In this era of skyrocketing costs of higher education, it is important to remind ourselves of...
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