Opinion

The Donald Trump of Catholic Higher Education

February 14, 2016 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

“You’re fired!” That was the tagline of the bombastic Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice. More recently, it was the short-lived leadership policy of the deservedly embattled president of Mount St. Mary’s University, the nation’s second-oldest […]

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Analysis

What Kind of Evil?

August 24, 2015 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final […]

If Sigmund Freud Met C.S. Lewis

April 24, 2012 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

Toward the end of the play Freud’s Last Session, a fictional conversation about the meaning of human life between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis concludes, “How mad, to think we could untangle the world’s greatest […]

Film & Music

The Flight from God

May 12, 2011 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

Among the great filmmakers of the 20th century, Ingmar Bergman stands out as the director with the greatest interest in raising the big questions about God, death, guilt, love, and forgiveness. Two years after his […]

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Essay

A Return to “Biblical Anthropology”

May 11, 2011 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

In his latest encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI addresses our responsibility in matters environmental, a responsibility he describes as “global” in scope. Benedict calls for “ecological sensitivity,” “energy efficiency,” and even “worldwide redistribution […]

Essay

The Death of a Great Philosopher

May 9, 2011 Thomas S. Hibbs 0

Ralph McInerny, one of the greatest Catholic philosophers of his generation, best-selling novelist, and longtime faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, died on Friday, January 29, 2010. He excelled in so many spheres […]