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Obama Scored Big at Notre Dame - William McGurn

At least the president is forthright about his principles.  Read more...

Obama Should Acknowledge His Roots - William McGurn

Of the many parallels between Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy, one has eluded all coverage: Both attended Catholic school as children.   Read more...

Of Old Books and Old Professors - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

For an academic who has spent his life urging, insisting, and demanding that students keep good books that they have read and marked, that they not sell them, and that they have their own libraries, I have suddenly experienced a soul-moving shock.   Read more...

Oh God, Another Prayer Fight - David Shiflett

A student senate tries to imitate the one in Washington. The ACLU is outraged.  Read more...

On 'The discovery of abstruse truths' - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

In The Rambler for Tuesday, July 2, 1751, Samuel Johnson remarked: "Very few have abilities requisite for the discovery of abstruse truth; and of those few some want leisure and others resolution."  Read more...

On a College Education - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

With myriads of students beginning or headed back to the thousands of colleges and universities throughout the world, some free advice seems in order.   Read more...

On Answering Questions - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

We never know what curiosities former students will come up with.   Read more...

On Cultivating the Mind that is Catholic - Brian Jones

Cultivating a genuine intellectual life is fully in accord with the kind of being that we are.   Read more...

On not being vulgarized - Father George W. Rutler

The seasonal allergy of commencement addresses with their platitudes and grandiosities is now ending, and most of them will be wiped from memory by the healing unction of time.   Read more...

On Private School Vouchers, Ignorance Reigns - NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

The constitutional barrier, if not already fallen, is now so full of holes - transportation aid, textbook aid, tax credits, etc.- that it no longer has the meaning absolutist church-state separationists wish for it.  Read more...

On Self-Discipline - James V. Schall, S.J.

Self-discipline can become a form of pride in which we attribute to ourselves complete mastery over ourselves with no willingness to guide ourselves to ends that are to be served or people to be loved.  Read more...

On Teaching - James V. Schall, S.J.

Each year a professor stands in some awe as he watches yet another class walk out the doors and into their world.  Read more...

On Teaching and Being Eminently Teachable - James V. Schall, S.J.

To provoke the student, the potential philosopher, he must first be teachable, eminently teachable.  Read more...

On Teaching the Important Things - James V. Schall, S.J.

If one of our main purposes in life is to become wise, to understand the things that really matter, then we must seek where these important things are taught.  Read more...

On the Education of Young Men and Women - James V. Schall, S.J.

Jacques Maritain wrote one book (Education at the Crossroads) and several essays (collected in The Education of Man) on education.  Read more...

On the Home Front - Mary Hasson and Kimberly Hahn

Tell a reporter that you home school so your daughter can achieve academic excellence and you will now win grudging acceptance. But tell him it’s because you want her to know the Good, the True and the Beautiful, and to fall personally and passionately in love with Christ and His Church, and you will get the same old vacant stare. That’s the real point of Catholic home schooling, and the cultural gurus are still missing it.  Read more...

On the Mystery of Teachers I Have Never Met - James V. Schall, S.J.

My father, I believe, danced well, a talent that quite pleased the family.  Read more...

On The Will to Know The Truth: Newman on Why Men of Learning Often Do Not B - James V. Schall, S.J.

Men of learning often do not believe because they do not will to know the truth that makes us free.  Read more...

Oops! I'll Do It Again. And Again. And Again... - James Bowman

Beginning next month, the College Board will allow high-school students who have taken the SATs multiple times to submit only their highest score to the colleges to which they are applying.   Read more...

Opening a window on closed campus minds - Barbara Kay

A new documentary shows how repressive university political correctness has become.  Read more...

Our Catholic Schools: A Crisis of Faith - Paul Santos

In our attempts to find the best business model for our Catholic schools we have forgotten that our schools are a faith based business.  Our capital is the faith we put into them.  Read more...

Our Listless Universities - Allan Bloom

Today a young person does not generally go off to the university with the expectation of having an intellectual adventure, of discovering strange new worlds, of finding out what the comprehensive truth about man is. Instead, the primary concern of our best universities is to indoctrinate social attitudes, to ‘socialize,’ rather than to educate. The result is true philistinism, a withering of taste and a conformity to what is prevalent in the present. …It means the young have no heroes, no objects of aspiration. It is all both relaxing and boring, a soft imprisonment.  Read more...

Outcome-Based Education - WILLIAM J. BENNETT

Some of the confusion surrounding outcome-based education is based on semantics.  Read more...

Parent-Free Zone - JOHN LEO

"Anticulturalism" is the dominant ideology among child development experts, and it has filtered into the courts, into the schools, into our kitchens and family rooms.  Read more...

Parental Informed Consent Notice - B. K. Eakman

The following letter is a useful template for parents wanting assurance that their child’s school will provide written notification whenever physical, mental health, or social services/counseling is administered to their child.  Read more...


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