- Jan 22, 2020
Free religious expression in American higher education is under constant threat from the tyranny of secular progressivism, a leading scholar of religious liberty said Jan. 12.
Officials at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester are “stunned and saddened” over the death of sophomore Grace Rett, 20, a star rowing athlete who died from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle crash early Jan. 15 in Florida during a winter training trip.
At a packed funeral Mass in Boston Dec. 13 for Pete Frates, whose battle with ALS helped propel the viral ice bucket challenge, the homilist urged the congregation to face adversity as Frates did: “Be patient hopeful and strong. Live life honorably and be aglow with goodness.”
Days before the scheduled Democratic presidential debate Dec. 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, there was no debate about what the seven qualifying candidates would do if the labor dispute between a food service company and school employees was not resolved by Dec. 18. All of the candidates said they wouldn’t cross a picket line to participate in the debate and they hoped the two sides would reach an agreement.
Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Japan in a very personal way Tuesday, spending the morning with his Jesuit confreres in the community that would have been his own had his dream to be a missionary come true.
Pope Francis told students never to be afraid of their desire for truth and never settle for mediocrity.