The First Chunk

"You can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page." Jodi Picoult I do not typically write academic papers, nonetheless one based in history. So, to say the least, this is difficult. Especially difficult. I have never had an assignment before that has challenged me in the way that this one has.... Continue Reading →

Catching Up

To be completely honest, this is not as easy as I initially expected it to be. I thought that I could just choose a topic that I would be interested in, find the sources that I needed, and craft a compelling argument that I would present to a group of people. I was completely wrong.... Continue Reading →

Asking Questions and Giving Feedback

If, hypothetically, the topic of this project were to be presented in the time it takes to ride an elevator, it would be the changes and continuities in the relationship between the theory of evolution and the Catholic Church over time. However, after further discussion, this topic seems a little broad, almost too broad to... Continue Reading →

The Big Project

Religion never played a significant part in my development as a child. While I may never know why I wasn't exposed to and raised with religion, I can say with certainty that I found comfort in the field of science to answer the questions that perpetuated themselves within my childish mind. I was never capable... Continue Reading →

Covering Catholic Candidates

The source that I have selected for this week's discussion regarding the presidential campaigns of Al Smith, JFK, RFK, and Eugene McCarthy, is centered around JFK's address that he gave to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in 1960. I selected an article that discusses this speech (I have also attached the speech itself for reference)... Continue Reading →

Running for Office

"In other words, it’s the contrast between a white-collar and a blue-collar Catholicism. The oscillation between those two poles has sort of been the story of the “Catholic vote” in America, and right now the pendulum seems to be swinging again in the blue-collar direction." John L. Allen Jr. This past week, on November 6th,... Continue Reading →

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