The Soul of a University Spring 2004

The Soul of a University cover


From Notre Dame to Iraq

Christmas in Iraq

by Michael Baxter, CSC, ’83M.Div.

Worth Fighting For

by Andrew J. DeKever ’95

The Day My Life Changed Forever

by Dustin Ferrell ’00

Sole Survivor

by Gil Loescher

The Soul of University

by Anthony DePalma

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God’s Arms Are Very Long

by Jennifer Moses

Notes from a breast cancer ward.
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Back in the Fold

by Mitch Finley

Many Catholics have left the church and many have come home. Here are some reasons why.
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Escape from Purgatory

by John Nichols ’72

Those plenary indulgences may have granted salvation, but there was never much relief from that good old-fashioned Catholic guilt.
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Alone Among Many

by Larry S. Cunningham

Solitude may be something desired, but loneliness is a soul destroyer. How do you get one without the other?
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Persimmons for My Mother

by Peggy Vincent

Letting Go

by Andrew Santella

Now They Call it Pre du Chevaux

by Thomas Washington

What Our Lives Will Be

by Ronald Blubaugh ’60

(Cover photograph by Bill Strode)