WHAT TO CANCEL

Last week, two newspapers from completely opposite coasts - literally and figuratively - both published opinion pieces on what is called “Cancel Culture.”  “Cancel culture” is when businesses or individuals find themselves experiencing boycotts for…

EMBRACING THE CROSS

There’s been an overwhelming amount of really awful news over the last few weeks.  Back at the start of the semester, we had a tragic death of a student right on our campus of Montclair…

LIFE IS SHORT & PRECIOUS

A 19-year-old who was homeless, living in Hawaii describes the night his entire life changed.  He was finished working for the night at one of the Bubba Gump-chain restaurants on the island and was waiting…

A FIGHT WORTH HAVING

When is a fight worth having?  Nations debate that on the global stage. Children on playgrounds do, too. In a day and age where we see deeply entrenched political divisions and a social-media-age that seems like the…

THREE LITTLE WORDS

How quickly, how succinctly a person can convey a message has been a goal long before Twitter ever existed with its 280 character-texts on their social media platform.  In fact, it was William Shakespeare, of…

“GAME ON” (or in other words REPENT)

Twice in the last decade, our Newman Catholic Center at Montclair State University has been fortunate to have a Vatican-trained exorcist, Father Vincent Lampert with us to share his experiences in a public lecture.  It…

ASH WEDNESDAY REVISITED

I’ve found myself feeling oddly emotional coming to this day, Ash Wednesday.  I’m not going to have an emotional breakdown (well I hope) and I get how weird this might sound.  Because of all the…