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What does the word “terror” really mean today?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Let me begin this post by doing what I specifically instruct my students not to do at the beginning of a paper: give a dictionary definition of a word. Usually just filler in collegiate papers, it might actually...

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The Libertarian Default

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Current Events | 3 comments

At the end of every semester in my ethics class (a required class for all students here at the Mount), I read ethics research paper assignments. The 10-page paper is supposed to use the tools of the class to...

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Something New, and Hope: Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11 Luke 1:26-50, 53-54 I Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8,...

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Five Books for Teaching That Are Not About Teaching

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in From the Field | 1 comment

For many college students, this week is finals week.  For most professors, it...

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Statement of Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Bioethics, Life and Death, Current Events, Role of Moral Theologian in Church and Society Series | 0 comments

Advent is a season of waiting and of hoping. In the face of conflict,...

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Is Praying for Peace Effective?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

Was Pope Francis’s prayer for peace in Syria in September 2013 a failure?...

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Hope in Dark Times – The Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

Is 40:1-5, 9-11 Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 2 Pt 3:8-14 Mk 1:1-8   For those...

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A World AIDS Day Reflection

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Immersed in death, dying yourself, or sitting vigil by the bedside of someone...

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ADVENT Preparing for the birth of the Savior, Christ the Lord