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Nicholas Scrimenti

SCRIMENTI: Practicing Faith In Surveillance Era

Religion would be nothing without the bonds of community. It is the sphere in which we can connect with people who share our beliefs and culture and can safely speak and explore our ideas, doubts and concerns. There is incredible freedom in being able to practice faith with others in[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Nicholas Scrimenti

SCRIMENTI: Counter Hate With Meditation

The hate speech from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during this election cycle is unprecedented and dangerous. During this time, we must ask ourselves how each candidate affects the youth of America. What are the candidates teaching our children through their rhetoric and behavior? Researchers have pointed to an increase[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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SCRIMENTI: Compassion, A Balancing Act

To most people, empathy is seen as the height of human insight and a necessary first step toward altruism. Empathetic people are viewed as being particularly attuned to the human condition, selflessly able to put aside their own emotions to vicariously experience the internal state of another. In actuality, though,[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

SCRIMENTI: Acts of Mercy in Conservation

Earlier this month Pope Francis renewed a vision of environmental justice and mercy as the theme of this jubilee year, also named as the Year of Mercy in the Catholic tradition. The Pope recommended that caring for the environment be added to the seven traditional spiritual works of mercy. Caring[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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SCRIMENTI: Finding Faith On a Knife’s Edge

Spirituality within college life can exist while being deep, full and beautiful. On this campus, in particular, the opportunity for connection, religious experience and the discovery of each person’s inner castle is always at hand. The heightened intellectual and social activity of college life lends itself to a greater awareness,[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top