Thomas Aquinas College

Sauron Comes to Middle England

Tolkien, the new biopic about the master storyteller’s life, has come under criticism for giving the impression that Tolkien’s service in World War I was the decisive influence on his work. In fact, Tolkien was far more influenced by other factors—in particular by his love of mythology, and by his strong Catholic faith. Before her [...]

An Education to Restore Wonder

On a recent fall afternoon, bright and chilly as it can be in the Midwest, a group of parents in St. Louis had the opportunity for an informal visit from the president of Wyoming Catholic College and his wife, who is an associate professor at the school. The Doctors Arbery—Glenn and Virginia—each brought to the [...]

They don’t build ’em like they used to… or do they?

The Anchoress's recent trip to Rome reminded her of how breathtakingly beautiful churches can be... and how churches in the States mostly aren't. Visiting Rome's splendid, often ancient, churches, my husband and I, who attend newish, barely-decorated, kind-of-ugly churches that are heavy on the felt banners, had not realized how much we’d been missing beauty [...]

Friday Free-for-All

Happy Feast of St. Joseph! The Church's calendar of saints designates today a solemnity, so you should really be celebrating more than you did for St. Patrick's Day. (And yes, that means you can eat meat. The pope would surely insist, being his namesake and all.) On to the morning's links:  Twelve more Christians -- [...]

Remembering Tom Dillon

One would be hard-pressed to find a man better suited to the task he had been given than Thomas E. Dillon. The students at his beloved Thomas Aquinas College, where he served as president for almost 20 years, were blessedly unaware of the incredible pressures Dr. Dillon bore day-in and day-out; still, they all recognized [...]

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