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But for Yale?

April 30, 2019 Dr. Randall B. Smith 20

Like many people, I am somewhat concerned by the stories of parents who spent outrageous sums of money to secure entrance for their children into prestigious universities. But let’s not talk about top universities’ wealthy […]

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When was the Last Supper?

April 18, 2019 Dr. Randall B. Smith 4

There is supposedly a problem with the dating of the Last Supper. If you hadn’t heard, don’t worry. But since someone might mention it someday in that way people do when they think they’ve got […]

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Divorced from religious life?

August 10, 2017 Dr. Randall B. Smith 26

I’ve seen it too often. A young Catholic man or woman leaves the seminary or novitiate and then leaves the Church altogether. Why does this happen? The priesthood and religious life are noble vocations, but […]

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Facebook: Facts or fury?

February 12, 2017 Dr. Randall B. Smith 0

A recent New Yorker cartoon has a drawing of the office of an unidentified network provider which might as well have been Facebook bearing the caption:  “We’re close to being reliant solely on renewable sources of outrage.” […]