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Wyoming Catholic College

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Our situation is a gift, for God will give each of us who ask for it the grace to endure the darkness, barbarism, and loss of our customary sensible and cultural signs of God’s love and presence...
realism
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Longing for the enchanted world underlies the poetic imagination, but it’s the light of common day that we inhabit, thus we should value realism in the imaginative realm... One of the themes of frequent discussion at Wyoming Catholic College...
revealing
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Making art is a mode of revealing the world in new ways... For the past two weeks, I’ve been writing about the opportunity to make a new Catholic culture, not from scratch and not from attempts to...
silence
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The more silence can become a way of life in this noisy age, the more a new culture will radiate from its blessings... Last week I suggested that, despite the drift of Western culture, a time like...
forgetfulness remembering being

“Forgetfulness of being”—perhaps we could also call it “forgetfulness of givenness”—underlies most of the problems that we face... Final exams (of blessed memory at this point) are always a way of getting students to pull...

For some time now, our political rhetoric has increasingly moved toward an opposition between classes, causing tension—indeed a kind of warfare—between what Aristotle called the few rich and the many poor. Our founders worked hard to bridge this gap... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers...
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This time of retrenchment is also the opportunity to begin reconceiving what a new Christian culture—made from the old—might look like... The recently revived Wyoming School of Catholic Thought has me thinking about how we...
nostalgia oxford
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The experience of nostalgia is a feeling of beauty’s remoteness, but only because it is so far in the future. It is hope... I went for a long walk in Oxford the other night....
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Modestly, without arrogance or triumphalism, our graduates will be the mustard seeds of cultural transformation... Graduation is always a bittersweet time, because we have come to know the students so well, from many different sides. It is...
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As a professor who values intelligence, I tend to like most those students who talk to me about books and ideas. Yet recently when a student, unasked, quietly shoveled the snow from my sidewalk, he taught me a lesson about a profound depth of goodness that I...
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Christ is the essential picture of a true leader: one who is vulnerable, like a Lamb; one who is a servant, a person willing to be a sacrifice for the Good... The first true leader I...
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Philosopher Charles Taylor is insistent that we are all “secular,” by which he means, denied of the "naive" experience of religion as encountered in the pre-modern world. See how much you agree or disagree with Dr. Taylor by taking this quiz...
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The best things are not the things we buy, but those we inherit. In what Burke calls the age of “sophisters, economists, and calculators,” I am struck again by the superb phrase he uses to summon up the nobility and beauty that characterize inheritance: “the unbought grace...
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Those whose intellectual heritage lies in the Enlightenment find in the contemporary world the furthest reach of an inexorable progress against forces of primitive and reactionary religious belief. What is “religious liberty” to them but a sanction for oppression?...