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Kandersteg Mountain Chapel, Switzerland

Benedictine Life and the Search for God

The Benedictine ethos – founded on service and discipline, a readiness to listen, and a firm focus on the dignity of the human person – remains with us today, guiding us in the search for God.

Sr. Thomas Welder, OSB
Nov 4, 2021
Quill and Ink

The Perils of the PhD

As many doctoral programs fail to explore questions outside of the narrow confines of their field and do little to encourage a sense of wonder, new PhDs are in danger of missing the deeper purpose of education.

Dr. Matthew C. Briel
Oct 28, 2021
The Statue of Liberty looks ahead

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders

Higher education plays a crucial role in our society's accomplishments and dysfunctions alike. Through civic education and the liberal arts, students are formed to live full lives as engaged citizens.

Dr. Paul Carrese
Dr. Rod Jonas
Oct 19, 2021
Students study in a library

The Value of Liberal Arts in the Preparation of Teachers

The liberal arts help students develop a love of learning, an appreciation for the human mind and spirit, and the ability to discern what is true – all of which are ideal qualities in a preservice teacher.

Dr. Rod Jonas
Oct 19, 2021
Sunrise over the Ocean

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.

Dr. Peter Kreeft
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jul 21, 2021
A stone crucifix in the sunlight

Intellectual, Not (Merely) Devotional

What does it mean for a school to be Catholic? Does it refer to a commitment to scattered devotional practices, or does it speak to foundations in a deeper intellectual project?

Prime Matters
Jun 17, 2021
Dr. Scott Hahn reflecting on the life of Father Michael Scanlan

Memories of Father Michael Scanlan with Scott Hahn and Monsignor Shea

Dr. Scott Hahn and Msgr. James Shea discussed the life, legacy, and impactful tenure of the late Fr. Michael Scanlan at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Scott Hahn
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jun 10, 2021
A stethoscope

The Renewal of Catholic Health Sciences Education

How can students be formed as healthcare providers with a solid foundation in Catholic Social Teaching within the limits and opportunities of a secular curricular framework?

Dr. Mary Dockter
May 13, 2021
Students studying together outside

Catholic Secondary Education in an Apostolic Age

The New Evangelization - new in ardor, methods, and expression - provides Catholic schools with a framework for entering into an apostolic mode of engagement proper to our age.

Rev. Jared Johnson
May 6, 2021
Two business students studying notes

Building Culture and Institutionalizing Mission-Driven Business Education

If we are serious about the Catholic mission and identity of business education, we must evaluate how its commitments are operationalized, especially amongst the teaching faculty.

Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Apr 22, 2021