Month: May 2022

  • Archbishop Cordileone and a public life ordered to reality

    On May 20th, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco publicly notified U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she is prohibited from Holy Communion in her home diocese until she repents and receives absolution for her promotion of abortion: A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly […]

  • Where shall wisdom be found?

    President John Garvey of The Catholic University of America delivered his final commencement remarks this past weekend. He’s stepping down next month as president after 12 years and Peter Kilpatrick will assume the presidency. President Garvey spoke on wisdom: I was struck by President Garvey’s mentioning of Job 28. MaryKate and I chose this for…

  • The personal, relational character of education

    Jonathan Malesic writes from Dallas on his experience teaching in a (not quite) post-pandemic culture at Southern Methodist University, where his experiences of student disengagement are said to mirror those being experienced by professors nationally. Malesic compares that disengagement and general loss of momentum to the University of Dallas, which went remote only during the…

  • Creative work and process work

    Brandon Donnelly highlights a recent Nature study that found that virtual communication curbs creative idea generation: COVID-19 accelerated a decade-long shift to remote work by normalizing working from home on a large scale. Indeed, 75% of US employees in a 2021 survey reported a personal preference for working remotely at least one day per week,…