Michael Higgins asks: “Do the values of reasoned analysis and factual research so central to the mandate of a university toll the death knell of the spiritual life?” The co-author of the best-selling “Power and Peril: The Catholic Church at the Crossroads” turns his attention to this question and responds with an even more compelling one: “Can a university afford to ignore the spirituality of its members?”
Dr. Michael W. Higgins
Dr. Michael W. Higgins is a renowned Thomas Merton scholar and a regular commentator, in both bring and broadcast media, on matters pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church. He is the author of “Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton”(1998) and co-author, with Dr. Douglas Letson, of a number of books including “The Jesuit Mystique”(1995) and “My Father’s Business: A Biography of His Eminence G. Emmett Cardinal Carter”(1990). He has been President and Vice-Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University.