Enemies to Lovers: Toxic tropes

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every lover of romance novels must also have a favorite romance trope. With the surge of popularity in shows like “Bridgerton'' and niche sections of...

War in Ukraine: Religion and legitimacy

On Sunday March 6, Pope Francis decried the war in Ukraine to crowds in St. Peter's Square. As the war has escalated, Catholics have looked to the Roman pontiff for guidance in...

Core Decorum: Here and there

Obsession with the elsewhere is deeply pervasive in the modern psyche. It is unsurprising. Marketing leads us to believe that something is always missing, that the newest shiny toy will fulfill the...

To those who gave up chocolate for Lent, but ate it every day

One of my favorite parts of being a summer missionary was introducing my students to Ignatian meditation, a form of prayer which uses the imagination to enter into scripture.

Springtime renewal

“Discard everything that does not bring joy.” - Marie Kondo Spring is a season of renewal, of spring cleaning and of growth. Each year, I find myself ready to...

Crusaders must live up to their name

“To thine own self be true,” Polonius tells Laertes in “Hamlet.” “Know thyself,” the oracle challenges us at Delphi. “Be yourself, everyone else is taken,” a t-shirt at Walmart advises.

What a seance taught us about romance at UD

Over the last semester, a plethora of talks and seminars have been presented at UD on the topics of dating and marriage. The administration is clearly trying to tell us something. We...

The UD manifesto

The history of UD hitherto is the history of class struggles. Student and professor, catering service and diner, resident and RA, freshman and senior, and many other such class divisions are enshrined...

Remove Lit Trad IV from the Core

There is much to be learned from the often overlooked Medieval philosopher Boethius, who composed his magnum opus, the Consolation of Philosophy, while he was in a prison cell awaiting death. 

Secrets of a sacristan

Preparing for the Mass is more complicated than one might think. “Your average Catholic — if you never served as a sacristan before — would walk into Mass and...

St. Joseph: A model for the modern age

“Mirror of Patience, Lover of Poverty, Glory of Domestic Life, Pray for us.” -Litany of St. Joseph March 19 was the feast day of one of the quietest men...

Lockdown Revisited: The healing power of memory

Two years ago, we were in the midst of 14 days to flatten the curve, when toilet paper was scarce and time was ample. We discovered the joy of private chat on...

Euphoria: The death of the teen drama

I firmly believe that every art aims at some good, as Aristotle says, but he never guarantees that art will always hit the bullseye. As the latest teen drama...

Reclaiming authentic sexuality in a modern spring break

Every year in the middle of March, countless college students flee to envied vacation destinations like Miami Beach or South Padre Island with their best friends and breathe a sigh of relief...

Putin manipulates history to justify war

On Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his invasion of Ukraine in an address accompanied by a slew of questionable justifications.  It is impossible to say precisely what...