Core Decorum: Values

Some who will remain nameless would do well to remember that it is often a fruitless endeavor to judge the relevance of an ancient text by modern Catholic values.

Core Decorum: Homecoming

This year, parties turned into group video chats and heartfelt talks became long phone calls at ridiculous hours because of different time zones. Rolling out of bed to grab your laptop replaced...

Core decorum: the Eucharist

During these days of quarantine and social distancing, we realize how often we take for granted physical presence and contact.  As most of us are experiencing, this is true...

Core decorum: families

Undoubtedly, this time of the COVID-19 quarantine has introduced many changes to our lives. For many of us, one of the chief changes includes much more time spent home with our families. 

Core decorum: time

Fulton J. Sheen, in an excerpt from From the Angel's Blackboard, reminds his readers of this seemingly simple, yet profound capability of mankind. Human beings are aware of time in a threefold...

Core decorum: useless for Good

Being in college, especially at one so focused on the liberal arts, places one inan unusual state.  You know the feeling. You go home for the summer and run...

Core decorum: flattery

Upon reading Act 1 of Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” Cordelia’s refusal to participate in her sisters’ competition of flattery is striking. She refuses to flatter her father with words she does not mean,...

Core Decorum: humility

As we enter a new decade and yet another semester at the University of Dallas, it would be fitting to pause and think of what practices, virtues and habits we would wish...

Core Decorum: Advent

Ah, December. What beauties you bring.  Dropping temperatures accompany the crunch of leaves on the paths through the Art Village and signal the imminent end of the semester. 

Core Decorum: thankfulness

As Thanksgiving draws closer, we seek to renew the spirit of thankfulness within our hearts.  On that day of the year, we find ourselves surrounded with plenteous food, beloved...

Core Decorum: rest

Aside from getting married and having kids, or becoming a priest and receiving a parish, there are few times in life which are filled with as many changes, responsibilities, transitions and things...

Core Decorum: fate

A Schwarzeneggerian man wearing wrap-around sunglasses and a black leather duster steps out of his 80s car on the side of a busy road. He blankly gazes across the flowing streams of...

Core Decorum: fall

A solitary red leaf detaches from its home on a faithful old Maple tree near the local church on top of a hill lit up like fire. The leaf gracefully twists and...

Core Decorum: an odd faith

I don’t think that enough people take time to consider what a weird place the university is.  This dinky Catholic school is filled to the brim with socially-stunted homeschoolers,...

Core Decorum: Loving in the little ways

Having recently celebrated St. Therese’s feast day, I’ve been reminded of the particular value she found in loving God through all her actions, even the most minuscule.   St. Therese...