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Education

December 12, 2013

Turning Pink With Joy on Gaudete Sunday

Why is one candle not like all the others? Advent and its counterpart, Lent, are seasons of penitence. On the Advent wreath, the three purple candles
December 20, 2013

Fortress Ohio: Taking Your Children

Are your kids yours, or are they on loan from the government?  A bill being proposed in Ohio would give the state primary authority over your
December 25, 2013

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the
January 24, 2014

Student loan debt (still) hindering vocations?

Well, not really; only about 10% of them. Georgetown’s CARA released a report entitled “New Sisters and Brothers Professing Perpetual Vows in Religious Life: The Profession Class of 2013.”
January 27, 2014

Creative Schooling

This week is National School Choice Week, and while events around the country in support of this effort continue to grow, American schooling continues, in many
January 30, 2014

Pope to Catholic Academia: Be Both

There are three possible approaches to Catholic higher education. One is to retreat from the world, and be “just Catholic.” Another is to retreat from the
February 10, 2014

Study Shows that Access to Cheap and Easy Contraception Increases Sexual Activity on College Campuses

Survey data on contraceptive use and sexual activity was obtained from the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) and the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). The
February 20, 2014

How the Great Books Rewired My Brain

In the five years I have worked at Benedictine College, my wife, April, and I have longed, hoped, pleaded and planned for a Benedictine College Great
March 24, 2014

German Homeschooling Family Allowed to Stay in America, But the Fight is Not Over

Last year, I wrote about the situation of the Romeikes, a Christian family who emigrated to America to escape Germany’s draconian anti-homeschooling laws — laws originally