Education

RichRod’s contract says it all: We care about you as athletes, not students

A couple of lines in the contract of the new University of Arizona football coach demonstrates what many in higher education have said for years - and what came out more recently in analysis of the Penn State scandal: College athletics, in particular football, are abusive and dishonest in their very nature. There can be… Continue reading RichRod’s contract says it all: We care about you as athletes, not students

Catholic Church · Life

A honest priest – or Why I love Fr. James Martin

Parishes across the country have been getting ready, in one form or another, for the release of the new English translation of the Roman Missal, which happens officially this coming Sunday. Like many Catholics, I've been dreading this for awhile, but unable to really figure out why. After all, change is inevitable and it isn't… Continue reading A honest priest – or Why I love Fr. James Martin

Life · Parenting · Politics

Penn State scandal an indictment on a generation? Not quite.

There's no lack of opinion about the sex abuse scandal surrounding the football program at Penn State. The best have focused on the fact that college sports, particularly football, are abusive in their very nature, taking advantage of young people while paying 7-figure salaries to coaches. On the other hand, we have this post, where… Continue reading Penn State scandal an indictment on a generation? Not quite.