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Finding Christ in prison

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March 1, 2012


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In the fall of 2010, the St. Louis Post Dispatch published a short article on Saint Louis University’s plan to bring undergraduate education to prisoners and custody officers at the state prison in Bonne Terre, Mo. This pilot associate of arts degree grew out of a three-year pilot certificate program ...

The art of living uncomfortably

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March 1, 2012


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I’ve heard it before, and I’m sure I’ll hear it again: “You are not called to be comfortable in life, nor in your relationship with God. It’s about stepping out, being uncomfortable, and embracing the uncertainty.” Easier said than done. Nonetheless, I think there are times in life when...

Religion: A matter of self-discovery, not an enforced lesson to memorize

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March 1, 2012


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I’d like you to take a moment and ask yourself what religion means to you. This request is something of a trick. I doubt any meaningful answer could come to you in a moment. Taking a moment to describe what religion means to you is similar to taking a moment to reflect on your life; by this point,...

Contraceptive policy sparks controversy

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February 16, 2012


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After much debate and controversy concerning the new mandate requiring employers to provide insurance plans that include free contraceptives for employees, Obama has announced alterations to the original legislation in an attempt to compromise. Catholics cried foul on Jan. 20 after the U.S. Department...

Deform or reform for healthcare? Birth control mandate in Affordable Care Act

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February 8, 2012


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The Catholic Church has long held the belief that the use of contraceptives is against the will of God.  A recent decision by the Obama administration has threatened to make this belief obsolete. Obama’s crowning legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, now includes a requirement...

Archbishop visits College Church

Archbishop visits College Church

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February 3, 2012


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Carlson reflects on Jesus’ integrity and honesty This past week on Jan. 29, Archbishop Robert James Carlson visited Saint Louis University to preside over the popular 9 p.m. Sunday Mass. Carlson had previously served as archbishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and then Saginaw, Michigan, unti...

MSA brings crowds for ‘The Balancing Act’

MSA brings crowds for ‘The Balancing Act’

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February 3, 2012


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On the weekend of Jan. 27-29, 2012, in the Busch Student Center, the Saint Louis University Muslim Student Association presented an event called “The Balancing Act: Deen & Dunya.” The term “deen” refers to religion, and “dunya” refers to the world we live in. When asked about th...

Catholic education shouldn’t just teach success

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February 3, 2012


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It so happened that when one of my students asked me about writing something for the new The University News Religion column, I was in the midst of writing a paper proposal for a conference on “The Role of the Theologian in the Public Square.” As a campus minister rather than a professional theologi...

Mass changes bring both frustration, appreciation

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February 3, 2012


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“The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.” John F. Kennedy really hit the nail on the head with that one (Irish people have a way with proverbs, trust me). Nearly every aspect of the human experience is dynamic; change serves as a natural law, poking holes in seemingly...

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