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Harrison Butker, kicker for the Super Bowl LVIII champion Kansas City Chiefs, delivers the May 11, 2024, commencement address at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. (OSV News photo/Todd Nugent, courtesy Benedictine College)
FaithShort Take
David Mills
Benedictine College should apologize to Mr. Butker for putting him in a position he should not have been in—and which he was not wise or mature enough to avoid.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jack Figge
Harrison Butker’s commencement speech at Benedictine made national headlines. But what is student life really like at this growing Catholic college?
Illustration of young woman sitting cross-legged and meditating, while people in a circle around her converse and look at their phones.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
LuElla D'Amico
Let us cultivate universities and workplaces where the contemplative life is valued, where introverts and extroverts alike can thrive, and where every person can feel recognized.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
A poet and a woman religious whose work often appeared in America, M. Madeleva Wolff, C.S.C., is known for much more than her verse. She was also a pioneer in Catholic education in the United States.
Jeremy Caniglia, an art teacher at Creighton Preparatory School, instructs Michael Bope on a painting of Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
FaithJesuit School Spotlight
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
“The arts are crucial to Jesuit education. Our arts programs are a home for students at Creighton Prep, but they also inspire the expansion of heart and imagination—elements that are indispensable to Ignatian practice.”
Catholic News HeraldOSV News
A federal appeals court May 8 ruled in favor of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, protecting religious schools' freedom to hire schoolteachers who will uphold their religious beliefs.