MEET SOCIOLOGICAL MAN
In the sociological imagination, it is man who creates God. Once he frees himself from God, anything is possible, or at least appears to be.
ODE TO AN ACADEMIC OUTSIDER
Lukacs had rock-solid confidence in the Western idea of truth for which books stand and without which civility cannot exist.
WHY DO PEOPLE REJECT THE SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS?
A. James McAdams
As the earth was created before man, Pope Francis advises, man is obliged to treat the earth in a manner that is “caring, protecting, overseeing, and preserving.”
CURRENT CULTURAL TRENDS ARE HINDERING OUR STUDENTS
China could well be poised to inherit the earth that the U.S. once commanded — especially if our comparative student bodies are any indication.
HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP IS THE NUCLEUS OF LIFE
Edmund B. Miller
Education must do what the word itself promises: lead out, via a pattern, a road. In other words, simply and finally, education must be the experience of beauty.
NEWMAN ON LIBERALISM & ITS LIBERALLY EDUCATED DISCONTENTS
Through the joys and perils of liberal learning we must ever recollect that only faith seeking understanding properly disposes the intellect toward conformity to Christ.
NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK
A meritocracy fits America’s sense of itself as free from the class-based social structures that defined the European countries from which our predecessors fled.
Jason M. Morgan
Fr. Hesburgh proved to be a perfect avatar for the Notre Dame he created: an endorser of some kind of vaguely conceived “natural religion.”
Social Justice Warriors behave like cult members. They are little Cromwells who demand Robespierre-level ideological purity of every single person.
WHAT CONSTITUTES CULTURE ?
Public discourse remains limited to material concerns, but what really differentiates human beings is culture, which is founded on religion.
A review by K.F. Stewart of On Education, Formation, Citizenship and the Lost Purpose of Learning
A review by Christopher Beiting of Francis Bethel, O.S.B's book John Senior and the Restoration of Realism
A Catholic college, employing the vague and undefined empty vessel of "diversity," is willingly suppressing its own Catholic culture in favor of an infection with Western sexual obsessions.
BIDEN & BOEHNER AT NOTRE DAME
A GERMINATING IN THE WEEDS OF IDEOLOGICAL SECULARISM
Michael B. Ewbank
Pushers of political correctness now desire, if not demand, something called "deep diversity" — that is, eliminating all signs of "whiteness" from campuses across the country.
The "trigger warning" movement seeks to scrub college campuses clean of words and ideas that might cause discomfort, hurt feelings, or negative thoughts. Almost everything has this potential.
THE HUMANITIES' HOLLOW HUMANITY
ONE IN FIVE COLLEGE WOMEN SUBJECT TO ASSAULT?
Jeffrey R. Jackson
Frederick W. Marks
A review by Frederick W. Marks of The Crisis of Christendom: 1815-2005: A History of Christendom, Vol. 6
ACADEMIC FREEDOM BOUND?
While Catholic colleges have stronger core requirements than their secular counterparts, most have abolished requirements for students to take Catholic theology courses.
There are campus activists and groups-- who are not necessarily Catholic or even Christian-- at Ivy League colleges fighting for traditional moral values on marriage and sexuality.
On at least one college campus, teaching certain aspects of the Catholic faith
-- even in the context of a class on Catholicism -- is considered "hate speech."
If you want to continue teaching on college campuses, it's best to hold to the
politically correct version of the genesis of homosexual orientation.
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO NOTRE DAME?
L. Scott Smith
The University of Notre Dame is positioned to ride the wave of American popular culture, and without a fight will go the way of its sister institutions once run by Protestants.
Michael V. McIntire
Notre Dame's honoring of President Obama was the full flowering of the university's rebellion against the Magisterium of the Church.
Thomas Aquinas College has been providing a superb classical education to students from all over the country for nearly four decades.
FROM ORTHODOXY TO HERESY
HENRY VIII & THE DISSENTERS IN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
A CLOSER LOOK
Reviews of Quality With Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith With Their Religious Traditions by Robert Benne... Higher Learning and Catholic Traditions edited by Robert E. Sullivan
IT'S TIME TO TRY SOMETHING ELSE
Marian E. Crowe
THE STENCH OF THE ZOO
J. A. Gray
The baseline of professional behavior expounded and approved by professors in their trade journal is disturbingly low.
Forgotten is the teaching that by knowing truth, a student is freed — saved from drowning in a sea of unfulfilling “self-fulfillment.”
NOWHERE NEAR HEAVEN'S COAST
At a Christian university, students and faculty should be committed to a search for the truth about the truly good life for man.
"UNCATECHIZED CAME I INTO COLLEGE, UNCATECHIZED GO I FORTH"
Perhaps it is unrealistic to think of supporting scores of Catholic colleges in our secular society. Perhaps 10 to 15 is more realistic.
Just who qualifies as a "partner" in a "partnership"?
A NEW ELECTIVE AT CATHOLIC COLLEGES: CATHOLICISM!
A single program relieves the institution of the responsibility to give the entire curriculum a Catholic character.
SPOILED AMERICANS, SOFT PROFESSORS & STUNTED STUDENTS
Robert Greer Cohn
A “Humanities and Arts Memorial” was held at Stanford in 1995, as top universities worked to destroy Western culture.
Mankind exhibits a passion for knowledge and freedom, and an inveterate tendency to be seduced by counterfeits of knowledge and freedom.
IF CRUCIFIXES IN CLASSROOMS, WHY NOT PRAYER?
Gregory R. Beabout
IT'S TIME FOR THE BISHOPS TO USE THEIR SHEPHERD'S CROOK
Kenneth D. Whitehead
NEW WORLD ORDER: HI TECH, NO SOUL
Lawrence D. Hogan
HOISTING A STRAUSSIAN CONSERVATIVE WITH HIS OWN PETARD
Philip E. Devine
CHRIST & NEIGHBOR
John C. Cort
A "POSITIVELY BIZARRE" CONVERSION
Robert N. Bellah
Review of The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
Being clever, brilliant, even what gets called “well-educated” is not to be equated, necessarily, with being considerate, kind, tactful, even plain polite or civil.
- Karl Keating