“Sexual Orientation” Missing From Non-discrimination Policies

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief DeSales strives for students to “Be who you are and be that well;” however, it is very controversial whether DeSales is including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students if they do not explicitly state “sexual orientation” in their policies. The student handbook, faculty handbook and all policies at DeSales lack a … [Read more...]

“In Service of the Church”: Lecture Gives Insight into Synod on the Family

By Jaci Wendel News Editor The culmination of two episcopal synods on the family – the apostolic exhortation written by Pope Francis commenting on the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2014 and the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2015 – could be made available to the public as early as March. On Feb. 4, Dr. John … [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan Delivers 30th Furphy Lecture

By Will Edwards Sports Editor This article can also be viewed in Issue 6, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (November 19, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. Evoking his trademark sense of humor and a commanding, familiar tone, His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan delivered the 30th Rev. Thomas J. Furphy Lecture on Wednesday to a crowd of over 1,500 in Billera Hall, … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: The Faith and the Press

An issue of The Minstrel doesn’t often take on an identifiable “theme.” Magazines often have themed issues; newspapers rarely do. But it’s clear there has been a fair dose of Catholicism in campus news lately, from local news – our Ex Corde Ecclesiae symposium featuring the president of The Catholic University of America, as covered by Chris Shaddock on page 2 – to the national … [Read more...]