GR Bishop’s Aquinas Message

Bishop David Walkowiak, of the Grand Rapids Diocese, recently wrote a letter to Aquinas faculty, staff, and students (i.e., you!!), for the beginning of the new school year. “Catholic school education,” he said, “helps young people to discover and follow God’s plan.  Catholic schools are places where, through prayer, learning, and service to others, young…

The Man-Crisis

by Devin Ryan, ’16 Aquinas, we have a man-crisis.  Feminists may cry out against the ills patriarchy, yet today more than ever we need authentic male leadership and fellowship within the Church. In an interview from earlier this year, Cardinal Burke spoke to Matthew J. Christoff about the growing “Man-crisis” in the Church. Burke believed…

CN Conference!

……the Paraclete has found Hogwarts! Thursday afternoon, we discovered a veritable haven of refreshment, light, and coffee for generally conservative student publications, seeking aid and comradery in the struggle against he-who-shall-not-be-named. Literary references aside, we’re at Bryn Mawr (near Philadelphia) for the 2015 Collegiate Network Conference with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute…and it’s fantastic.  The conference goes until Sunday, and we’ll be bringing…

Note on the Paraclete

By: Dr. John Pinheiro, Paraclete Adviser Aquinas College’s mission statement describes the school as an “inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition.”  “Inclusivity” at a college with a distinctive religious identity like Aquinas means that all are welcome freely to enter into our educational community.  Yet “Community” by definition means a group of…

Twenty-Nine Days and Counting….

Come, O Holy Spirit! Enlighten my mind to know your commands; strengthen my heart against the snares of the enemy; inflame my will… I have heard your voice, and I don’t want to harden myself and resist, saying “Later…, tomorrow.” Nunc coepi! Now I begin! In case there is no tomorrow for me. O Spirit…

Dedication, Stay Tuned!

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the…