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Spiritual Life

Twelve Days of Christmas for Catholic Education: Day 12

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...

How Can We Renew Catholic Higher Education? There are Four Key Principles

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...

“What is Gregorian Chant (and what should its place be in the Church today)?” A More Complete Education 1

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...

How Dante Led Me to the Catholic Church

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...

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Offers Spiritual Conferences for Students

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...

Holy Week and Easter 2019

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...