Thomas Aquinas College

France: A Tale of Two Faiths

Last March, an Islamist terrorist stormed a supermarket in Trèbes, France, shot two people dead and took others hostage. In negotiations with police, the terrorist agreed to accept a police lieutenant’s offer to swap places with the last hostage, a female cashier. The police officer, Arnaud Beltrame, was subsequently killed. In honor of his heroic [...]

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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