This week’s Supreme Court rulings on issues from same-sex marriage to racial quotas to the Voting Rights Act are dominating headlines. But its decision last Thursday limiting the conditions the government can attach to federal grants may be a sleeper in terms of its impact.
A medieval city that buzzes with 21st-century living, Siena has pulled me back time and again into its orbit of medieval traditions, civic pride and religious devotion.
We left Santa Maria alle Fornaci by train for Ostiense where we took the metro for the Colosseum. This is the fastest way to reach San Clemente, a church of unbelievable historical richness that is located only a couple blocks from the Flavian Amphitheater.
Ave Maria University President Jim Towey discussed the school’s year in review, tackled the comments about Catholics from Ohio State University’s president, and chatted about the name change at the The Phil on Sunday’s edition of “Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle.”
Join President Towey talked about the successes and challenges at AMU, the jabs about Catholics from the now-retiring Gordon Gee of Ohio State, and the controversy surrounding the changing of the name of Naples’ largest performing arts venue.
We have found many wonderful places to read while in Rome. Our hope each day is to read something in Latin that pertains to a monument or a place that we can visit. Sometimes we can even read these passages in the presence of the monument itself.
This morning saw our group at various places in the city: some sought the ancient edifice of the Pantheon where the Novus Ordo of Paul VI was said; others sought Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini where a solemn high Mass was offered according to the extraordinary form.
Dazzling displays of the Latin language, visits at two churches and dinner outside the Colosseum marked Day 4 of ROMA 2013. A band of Ave Maria University students and their professors made their way to the Universita Pontifica Salesiana, the Sant’Agnese fuori le mura, where they also found the mausoleum of Constantia, the daughter of the Constantine the Great. Read more here: classics.avemaria.edu/
Highs and lows, with Italy in between it all marked Day 3 in Rome for the Ave Maria University students studying the classics.
Dodging raindrops and seeing and experiencing the rich history where it was made, Ave Maria University students are enjoying their reality classroom in Italy.
AMU students recently accompanied President Jim Towey on a six-day mission trip to Calcutta, India, “following in the very steps of Mother Teresa,” the University reported.