The Purpose of a University Chaplain
The university chaplain is not primarily a counselor, a friend, or a mascot; rather, he serves as the unworthy yet unifying presence of Christ on campus.
Vocation and the Purpose of Our Lives
Each human life is unique and unrepeatable, possessing a meaning and vocation meant only for you: a vocation is a calling from God with our name on it.
In Defense of Christian Art
Christian art is defined by two distinctive qualities: the unique doctrine of the Incarnation permeating a work, and the purpose and function of art in the life of the Christian viewer.
What St. Benedict Teaches the Dark Ages – His and Ours
In the midst of the evening of a civilization, St. Benedict and his monks rediscovered how to live life as an organic whole, providing a "curriculum" for those seeking to live in the light.
Friendship in Pursuit of Truth
Much of the formation of the habit of mind by which students possess an integrated understanding of the truth occurs in the context of friendship and community at the university.
The Calling of the Teacher
When one recognizes that personal interactions are central to the teaching task and that teaching must begin with the soul, it becomes clear that teaching is a vocation rather than merely a job.
She Looked at Me as If I Were a Person
Restoration of mind is necessary before a healthcare worker can meaningfully encounter and look upon patients as persons first—just as Mary did to St. Bernadette at Lourdes.
Institutionalizing a Catholic Culture in Professional Schools
The mission drift experienced by so many Catholic professional schools is rarely intentional, and the proper response is to institutional mission.
The Sundering of Intellectual and Moral Education in the University
The sundering of intellectual and moral formation in university education - with many universities attempting to exclude the latter outright - is the result of a gradual process.
Finding Joy in the Cross: The Key to Abundant Life
The key to happiness in life is not the avoidance of suffering, but finding meaning in it, surrendering to God and embracing our cross with the words "Not my will but yours be done."