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Patriotism or Peace? Thomas Merton and the Catholic Church’s Pilgrimage to Pacem in Terris

[su_frame class=”guest”][/su_frame]By John Gillespie, M.Ed., MLA In August, 1945, as the atomic fallout was settling over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the American President Harry Truman announced to a victorious nation: “We thank God that it [the atomic bomb] has come to… Continue Reading →

An Existential Evaluation

If you have ever wondered why you exist, or if you had a purpose in the world—if there was a place in this complex universe designed specifically for you—congratulations! You’re human. Wondering about the meaning of life, and about your… Continue Reading →

Groping For God: How the Greeks Anticipated the Coming of Christ

[su_frame class=”guest”][/su_frame]By James Chaisson In the gospel of John, we read about some Greeks who come to Philip and ask to see Jesus. Rumors and news about Christ have been circulating and these men are longing to make his acquaintance…. Continue Reading →

Dante’s Dalliance with the History of Language

[su_frame class=”guest”][/su_frame]by Christine Norvell As a scholar and writer, Dante Alighieri intentionally published a number of works in everyday Italian. Though this was most unusual for medieval writers who favored Latin, he felt this commonality of language would broaden his… Continue Reading →

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