In today’s New York Times there’s a wonderful editorial by Frank Bruni entitled “A Catholic Classmate Rethinks His Religion.” Don’t be put off by the title; it’s not some treatise on Catholicism. Instead, it touches on stereotypes, homosexuality, religion, bigotry, abortion, medical ethics, and the value of higher education. That’s a pretty broad brush for a single editorial, but all those topics are touched on in thought-provoking fashion.
Bruni himself notes early on:
For some readers his journey will be proof positive of Rick Santorum’s assertion last month that college is too often godless and corrupting. For others, it will be a resounding affirmation of education’s purpose.
For me, it was the latter.