Author: David Vascones

Seeking a bridge builder: the qualities we should look for in a new chaplain

Not long after filling the position of Jewish chaplain, the chaplain’s office expects another vacancy to appear this December, and another search process to hire the next chaplain to the…

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The radical call of Lent: The meaning of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving

It doesn’t take advanced theological or philosophical training to recognize that our world is broken.  The fallen nature of humanity is painfully obvious to anyone who follows the news.  How…

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Hand in hand: Engaging in interfaith dialogue at the College

Finding common ground among people who fundamentally disagree about something is very difficult. Imagine, then, how difficult it must be to find common ground among people of different religions. How…

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Communion of joy and love

We are at a pivotal moment for the Roman Catholic Church around the globe as Pope Francis continues to bring new energy and transformative ideas to the papacy. As we…

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For life

Over Winter Study, seven Williams students, including myself, travelled to Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life, accompanied by the College’s Catholic chaplain, Father Gary Caster.  While some at…

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