17 October 2009


This weekend is Vanderbilt's homecoming. It was fun yesterday on campus to see graduates coming back. I have just now been here long enough to have this experience. I am proud of what we are doing at Vandy+Catholic, not so much for what we are doing on campus but for what these graduates are doing off campus. That is where to look for the fruits of this program. We ought to change the world, not have the biggest club. The world is changed by those changed by a radical encounter with the love of God in Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church is full of these encounters: at Mass and in the Blessed Sacrament, in Confession, in prayer, during a retreat, in service to others, in the intellectual struggle for the Truth, etc. This is what we offer in Vandy+Catholic.

We have few alumni of the revitalized program of Vandy+Catholic so we lack the most obvious source of financial support: those who have gone on from the program. (If you do not believe me, you ought to see how Vanderbilt "puts on the dog" for Homecoming!) That alumni support will come in time, but we still have the bills to pay right now.

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