Thomas Aquinas College

Sins of Omission: The Abusive PA Clergy Abuse Report

Back in August, after a special solemnity Mass in my parish in the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, I came home and read the grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses, including my own. I read the 884-page online version. I saw allegations against priests in my diocese and the Pittsburgh [...]

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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