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The campus war against faith - Candace de Russy

The reality is that religious believers on secular campuses, many of them with religious family roots and deep faith commitments, face grim prospects, academically and personally.  Read more...

The Case for the Study of Christian Culture - CHRISTOPHER DAWSON

Christian culture is nothing to be ashamed of. It is no narrow sectarian tradition.  Read more...

The Catholic Church and the Creation of the University - Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

The Church played a central if not exclusive role in the establishment and encouragement of the university.   Read more...

The Challenge Of Secularism - Christopher Dawson

It is no accident that the introduction of universal compulsory state education has coincided in time and place with the secularization of modern culture.  Read more...

The Challenge of Secularism - Christopher Dawson

We are still living internally on the capital of the past and externally on the existence of a vague atmosphere of religious tolerance which has already lost its justification in contemporary secular ideology. It is a precarious situation, which cannot be expected to endure indefinitely and we ought to make the most of it while it lasts.  Read more...

The Classics are not the Canon - ROGER LUNDIN

In an age such as ours, when cynicism and suspicion can make it difficult for us to take seriously anything that fails to meet our own standards or to gratify our desires, the great classics of literature have a unique power to speak to us of our potential and our peril.  Read more...

The Computer Delusion - TODD OPPENHEIMER

In this Atlantic Monthly article the author argues that there is no good evidence that most uses of computers significantly improve teaching and learning, yet school districts are cutting programs-music, art, physical education-that enrich children's lives to make room for this dubious nostrum. Lets think through the matter of computers in the classroom clearly before rushing to embrace them at such great cost.  Read more...

The Current Situation of America’s Catholic Schools - The Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB

Certainly there is much to applaud in the American Catholic school system that currently enrolls almost 2.5 million students in its primary and secondary schools.   Read more...

The declining value of an 'A' - Colleen Carroll Campbell

It's a perennial human temptation to lament the laziness and insouciance of the next generation.  Read more...

The Dewey Legend In American Education - FR. JOHN A. HARDON, S.J.

Towering above all other names in the field of educational philosophy is that of John Dewey.  Read more...

The Difference Between Firmness and Cruelty - Theodore Dalrymple

Marie, like all the sentimentalists, believes that firmness and cruelty are the same.  This unwillingness or inability to make proper distinctions is a form of moral cowardice.  Read more...

The Eclipse of Reason - Dennis Buonafede

Early on as a religion teacher I realized that it wasn't so much a lack of faith I was dealing with in my students, it was a lack of reason.   Read more...

The Education of Minority Children - Thomas Sowell

Will Rogers once said that it was not ignorance that was so bad but, as he put it, "all the things we know that ain't so." Nowhere is that more true than in American education today, where fashions prevail and evidence is seldom asked or given.  Read more...

The Enemy Inside the Gates: The Surrender of Catholic Higher Education - Patrick J. Reilly

The Cardinal Newman Society recently commissioned a study on the fidelity of Catholic Colleges in America. The society's president, Patrick Reilly, says that what they uncovered isn't good.  Read more...

The Gentleman’s “A” - David N. Figlio & Maurice E. Lucas

New evidence that tough-grading teachers elicit better student performance.  Read more...

The Gift of Fear - Douglas McManaman

To sweeten the harder points of the Gospel might appear more positive and inviting, but such theology is dangerous and negligent.  Read more...

The Great Philosopher Who Became Catholic - Deal Hudson

Eight years ago today, a famous American philosopher died who had lived as a Catholic the last year of his life.  Read more...

The Greats Make a Comeback - George Weigel

Although my high school years coincided with the Age of Aquarius, I was spared the kind of reading lists that now imagine Dan (DaVinci Code) Brown to be a serious writer, or that ignore the great twentieth-century authors whose fiction reflects the Catholic sacramental imagination: Graham Greene, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, and Evelyn Waugh, to name just the all-stars.  Read more...

The happiness in their hearts - Barbara Kay

One of the greatest challenges of being a parent is figuring out what and how to teach your child about religion. Here Barbara Kay extols the virtues of children thinking about God.   Read more...

The High Cost of Coddling - Caitlin Flanagan

William Dean Howells observed that at the theater Americans want a tragedy with a happy ending. But in life we are made of sterner stuff and demand from tragedy only this: a lesson.  Read more...

The Holy See’s Teaching On Catholic Schools - Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B

The Holy See, through its documents and interventions, whether of the Pope or of other Vatican offices, sees in Catholic schools an enormous heritage and an indispensable instrument in carrying out the Church's mission in the third Christian millennium. Ensuring their genuinely Catholic identity is the Church's greatest challenge.  Read more...

The Humanities Have Forgotten Their Humanity - Heather MacDonald

When Shakespeare lost out to 'rubrics of gender, sexuality, race, and class' at UCLA, something vital was harmed.  Read more...

The Idea of a University - Michael Novak

Following is the text of Michael Novak's commencement address at Ave Maria College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, delivered on May 3, 2003.  Read more...

The Idea of a University - Roger Scruton

The great virtue of American society is that individual citizens have the scope, the freedom, and the habits of association that enable them to pursue their own objectives, regardless of the established institutions.   Read more...

The importance of religion - Donald DeMarco

C. S. Lewis, the most widely read apologist for Christianity of the 20th Century, brought attention to its power of drawing people away from merely gossiping about God.   Read more...


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