Popes Canonized

By: Monika Stutzman, 15 On April 27th, the feast of Divine Mercy set the tone for the canonization of the modern era’s two most celebrated popes.  The canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII was characterized by an overarching theme of mercy, as the faithful thronged to church vigils throughout Rome, taking advantage…

Does Your Music Have Soul?

By: Sam Klee, ’16 My Saturday playlist is typically filled with the unexceptional tripe that saturates our local airwaves.  As electronic beats blend into monotonous noise, it reflects the frenetic sense of stress behind my study habits. Yet this weekend, rather than settling for the latest Eminem or Avicii, I sent Spotify deep into the…

Human Ecology

By: Joseph Wenderski, ’16 Corresponding from France is an exciting manifestation of the Church’s universality. Being abroad enables one to partake in the same Catholic Faith and tradition as one’s peers, yet observe the distinct cultural differences between countries.  Over time, the Church has developed certain key points or tenets regarding the various applications faith.…

Snapshot: Churches of France and Belgium

By: Joseph Wenderski, ’16 As anyone at Aquinas knows, we are required to take two humanities courses, wherein we listen to lectures about culture and see the fruits born of history.  Yet, when we students are not quite as excited as professors Eberle, Dail Whiting, Crabb, or Brooks, this merely theoretical approach can seem boring—but…

Reflections of a Freshman Chaplain

Let me begin by telling you a bit about who I am and where I have been.  Six days after graduating from college, I entered the Dominican Order.  After a year of novitiate (boot camp for religious life), I began my philosophical and theological studies at The Aquinas Institute of Theology.  I was ordained in…

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…