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- Catholic Identity at Catholic Colleges – How should the country’s 270 Catholic colleges and universities deal with social changes the Church opposes – gay rights and gay marriage, for instance? As Bob Faw reports, Georgetown University in Washington celebrates its Jesuit traditions of acceptance and free speech. At the conservative end of the spectrum, Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University in Florida, says academic freedom must have limits.
- The Painful Pilgrimage of Christian Wiman – Poet, seeker and victim, Christian Wiman talks with Judy Valente about his spiritual journey and the central importance of poetry, new metaphors and all the arts to experiencing, for him, the “glimmers of God.” The former editor of Poetry magazine is teaching this year at the Yale Divinity School and Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music. Married, with two young daughters, Wiman describes his “glimpses” of the holy at the same time that he endures an incurable cancer.