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.
Friendship and the University (and the Ocean)
Dr. Peter Kreeft and Msgr. James P. Shea discussed Catholic higher education, the importance of friendship within that project, and Dr. Kreeft's life and work.
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.
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.
The Reintegration of Intellectual and Moral Education in the University
The reintegration of intellectual knowledge and moral formation is an urgent necessity at Catholic universities if students are to receive the formation they need to navigate life.
The Three Integrative Tasks of Catholic Studies
At its core, the Catholic Studies project seeks integration: faith and reason through all academic and professional disciplines, faith and life, and proper inculturation of the Gospel.
Key Aspects of the Catholic Studies Program
Catholic Studies is an energetic and creative project, sounding a note of resilient hope throughout the University community.
The Vision of a University
Msgr. James P. Shea discussed his vision for Catholic higher education and the importance of forming students' imaginative visions within that project.