Religious Freedom, the Immediate Work of a Lifetime

George Weigel today speaking to graduates of Benedictine College in Kansas: one of the great challenges of your generation … will be to rise to the defense of religious freedom in full. And, indeed, what could be a more apt challenge for the graduates of a college named in honor of the saint whose inspired vision and evangelical vision saved the civilization of the classical world when it w... More

Some Hope For You

Benedictine College monks and students drove halfway across America in four buses. At the Gregorian Institute, I’ve posted a slideshow of Benedictine College’s epic journey to and from the Washington, D.C., March for Life (this year, it took 36 hours just to get there). Also, in a kind of modern-day Canterbury Tales the young monks at our Abbey made a podcast sharing some of the experi... More

10 Quotes from Notre Dame Ethics and Culture Speakers

Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture conference "Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism." I  just got back from Notre Dame where I attended the great conference “Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism,” at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. We brought Gregorian Fellows mentors and other Benedictine College people: Fourteen... More

‘A Model for Catholic Colleges’

I blush to disclose that the Cardinal Newman Society, hot on the trail of Catholic identity at Catholic colleges in advance of November’s U.S. bishops meeting, is promoting my employer, Benedictine College, as a model in this regard. This morning, the D.C.-area organization sent a notice quoting Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., telling presidents of U.S. Catholic colleges and univers... More

Ten Reasons Health Care Is Next Big Catholic Identity Fight

Are Catholic hospitals like the religion-free "Sacred Heart Hospital" on “Scrubs”? The Catholic identity confusion in higher education led to Ex Corde Ecclesiae … which sowed the seeds of today’s (still early) springtime in Catholic colleges. Here are 10 reasons why, today, thinkers like these are so focused on health care as the next big Catholic identity battle. 10. Errant Cath... More

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