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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Catholic Education gave to me … a complete education.   In thinking of this completion, two sets of twelve come to mind (in addition to the completion of the twelve days of Christmas). There are twelve points to the Apostle’s Creed, a complete articulation of the fundamental principles of...
The challenges are real but there is great cause for hope. Most of us know families who have entrusted their children to Catholic educational institutions only to see them grow lukewarm in their faith. This is one of the greatest betrayals a family can experience. Sometimes this loss comes about through no fault of the...
In this series, “A More Complete Education,” we take up key authors, ideas, composers, and artists, who have contributed to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the patrimony of western culture. Topics related to this broad theme also find their place. Articles in this series introduce readers to subjects which are of interest to students from...
It happened in a classroom rather than a Church and it was caused by a man who had consigned popes, including the pope of his own day, to hell. It was the autumn of 1996 and I had enrolled in a course on Dante’s Inferno at a secular “great books” college. Little did I realize...
Throughout the fall semester of 2019, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, and the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy have visited campus to offer a series of conferences at once theologically and historically rich and eminently practical.  In these conferences, Fr. Gaitley has developed further the themes he took up in the retreat he offered for the...
Alleluia, Christ has risen! Few traditions are more cherished and anticipated by students and alumni than the liturgies, services, and events of Holy Week and Easter. This year the college continued these traditions, including Palm Sunday, which began with a procession and the sung Passion narrative; Wednesday’s Tenebrae and its concluding strepitus; Holy Thursday and...
Gathering on Thursday night for a Lenten Lecture, students enjoyed a talk given by Rev. Fr. Volney DeRosia to help begin this year’s Lenten season.  During the talk, Fr. DeRosia called on students to enter the desert willingly through fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Delving into the topics of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer, Fr. DeRosia explained...
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” ― St. Catherine of Siena On Monday evening, students gathered together for a night of Mercy and Mary.  Last semester, Mercy and Mary hosted two of Fr. Michael Gaitley’s programs including The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, and 33 Days to...
Alumnus Br. Stephen Camara, MIC, ‘16, visited the college on Monday, March 11, to present a talk for current students about discerning one’s vocation in life. In the talk, entitled “Becoming Mercy”, Br. Camara discussed his own personal faith journey, relating the spiritual struggles that he has overcome with God’s help, and how God revealed His...
“True love is choosing life.” – Thomas Hogan ‘22 Countering the culture of death and promoting the culture of life, a band of students gathers once a week to pray outside abortion clinics for an end to abortion.  Sacrificing sleep and braving cold mornings, this band of students convenes in front of Planned Parenthood to...
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