March 2019

Five Years with the Virgin Mary: An Academic Pilgrimage by Dr. Vanessa Corcoran

Although I was a lifelong Catholic whose entire higher education took place at Catholic universities, the five-year process of writing a dissertation of more than 250 pages about devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the later Middle Ages became an unexpected education in Marian spirituality. This deep immersion taught me so much about Mary… Read More Five Years with the Virgin Mary: An Academic Pilgrimage by Dr. Vanessa Corcoran

March 2019

Forster’s Personalism: Civic Healing and Howards End by Laura Hartigan

The stress of political engagement in the United States is high. Even neuroscientists are measuring the cortisol hormone level engendered by our current situation. (Cortisol is often referred to as the “stress hormone,” since it helps regulate our response to stress.) Contemporary articles have quoted the famed Yeats line about “how the center cannot hold”—including… Read More Forster’s Personalism: Civic Healing and Howards End by Laura Hartigan