The task of Catholic education

Currently, I am involved in an effort to begin a Catholic classical school in Wichita. The undertaking has its own website here. Our vision is described in this document. The slow but continued progress of that project has led to no few thoughts on the subject of Catholic education today. A little over a year … Continue reading The task of Catholic education

Chilean philosophy course comes to a close …

Thanks to the good folks at Universidad Gabriela Mistral, and my good friend Pablo Maillet, my short extension course, a series of lectures on “God and Philosophy,” came to a successful close this week. A short description and news story from UGM can be found here. The Spanish text reads: Yesterday saw the successful conclusion … Continue reading Chilean philosophy course comes to a close …

Dr. Duane Berquist, rest in peace

In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Duane H. Berquist. Dr. Berquist was the best teacher I never met, having only listened to many of his recorded lectures and never attended any of his classes in person. His many unpublished written works were also very formative (his published articles … Continue reading Dr. Duane Berquist, rest in peace

Accompaniment at the end of life

I would like to congratulate my brother, Rev. Mr. Michael G. Brungardt, on the recent publication of his article, “A Study of Accompaniment at the End of Life,” in The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. Michael was inspired, as were all his siblings, by our father’s work in medicine and bioethics. I look forward to reading more … Continue reading Accompaniment at the end of life