catholic education

January 14, 2013

Getting rid of priestly celibacy will not fix Catholic education

According to Patrick McCloskey and Joseph Claude Harris, Catholic education isn’t what it used to be. In fact, it’s experiencing a crisis The reason? Priestly celibacy. […]
March 1, 2013

There Is No Pope

There is no pope. There is no pope. There is no pope. The phrase didn’t occur to me as the bell of St. Benedict’s Abbey  tolled […]
September 17, 2014
Anonymous Portrait of Robert Bellarmine, c. 1600

Robert Bellarmine and Global Warming

In the popular imagination, Galileo was a courageous champion of Science (YAY!) against the corrupt and backwards Catholic Church. (BOOO!) This simplistic view is attractive to […]
May 19, 2015

Courage and Faith at Benedictine College – UPDATE: VIDEO

A remarkable story of courage and faith reached its climax on the commencement stage at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where I work, last weekend. As […]
February 23, 2017

Despite Bathroom Order, Public Schools are Still Going Down the Toilet

President Trump’s reversal of his predecessor’s ham-fisted attempt to enforce a nationwide policy of transgender accommodations in our schools does not mean the “Bathroom Wars” are […]