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Chemistry Laboratory

Persistence and Pondering

Sister Nicole Kunze, OSB, PhD, Prioress of Annunciation Monastery, joined Msgr. James P. Shea to discuss her experience as a chemist, teacher, Benedictine, and prioress.

Sr. Nicole Kunze, OSB
Msgr. James P. Shea
Feb 16, 2021
Three Friends Hiking

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.

Dr. W. Scott Cleveland
Dec 28, 2020
An Elementary Classroom

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.

Dr. Carmelita Lamb
Dec 28, 2020
Crucifix and Altar

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.

Rev. Dominic Bouck
Dec 28, 2020
Students sitting on "A" Mountain in Tempe, overlooking ASU

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.

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Dec 22, 2020
The University of Toronto and Toronto Skyline

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 institutionalize mission.

Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Dec 22, 2020
A Façade Divided in Color

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.

Dr. Jonathan J. Reyes
Dec 21, 2020
The University of Mary

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.

Msgr. James P. Shea
Prime Matters
Dec 4, 2020
The Hall at Christ Church, Oxford

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.

Dr. Matthew Gerlach
Dr. R. Jared Staudt
Dec 4, 2020
Eucharistic Procession on the University of Mary

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.

Msgr. James P. Shea
Dec 4, 2020