Thoughts on Franciscan University reactions to Pope Benedict’s resignation.

As I’ve mentioned in this space a number of times, I work at Franciscan University of Steubenville, a hub of Catholic intellectual life and spiritual renewal for so many worldwide. So the reactions to this morning’s announcement have been many and interesting. Starting with the humorous and moving quickly to the serious. In case you hadn’t heard, and purely for context, we announ... More

“This call to arms by the Catholic bishops implies, if need be, civil disobedience”

I understand there’s another major speech tonight by the President of the United States, making the best case he can why he should be reelected. Sisyphean task, that. It will, however, be followed by what I’m most interested in: Cardinal Dolan’s closing prayer. THAT. could be the highlight of the conventions season if the Dems continue their anti-God, anti-Jerusalem, anti-life, a... More

Steubenville Cross-in-the-Logo Fight Continues, May Expand.

The city of Steubenville logo, as adopted in December 2011 “Victory”! The militantly secularist group declared on their website (no, I’m not naming them or linking to them—I will not help with their SEO). They had pressured the city of Steubenville to agree in principle to remove the cross and steeple that represents Franciscan University of Steubenville (my employer) from ... More

(City of) Steubenville Yields to Militant Secularists

I work at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I am open about this. But what I write here is entirely my opinion and does not reflect the official position of the University in any manner. That you can find here. The city of Steubenville logo, as adopted in December 2011 Now my two cents: The city of Steubenville adopted a new logo in December which included a Revolutionary War soldier and the ... More

Loving the Youth to Christ

The Catholic Church in the United States embarks this weekend on a Fortnight for Freedom. Two weeks of prayer, education, fasting, and activism to promote and defend religious liberty for ourselves and the future of this great nation. This weekend also holds the second weekend of Franciscan University of Steubenville Youth Conferences. More than 5,000 youth and their chaperones will gather in thre... More

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