UST in the News

UST in the news

Here's a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions of interest in various media. Read the stories by clicking on the links. Links do expire and change as papers move stories to “archive” status, so be sure to read stories soon if you’re interested. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s Web site in order to access the stories.

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  • "'How many Supreme Court judges are Catholic?'" The (Portland) Oregonian, May 3, 2007. The editorial concludes, "If Stone is worried about the court's Catholics, he should look up Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain. He's a Catholic and a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 1986. Last fall, he spoke at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. His topic: 'Must a Faithful Judge be a Faithless Judge?' His answer: an elegant 'no.' It's a rich speech that examined St. Thomas Aquinas' 'Treatise on the Law' and St. Thomas More's commitment to the rule, the separation of powers and the separation of church and state, the proper and modest role of judges and respect for the role of legislatures. '[A]s I understand what my faith tradition teaches me about jurisprudence, it amounts to the most unexciting and non-threatening jurisprudence one can imagine: one committed to the rule of law,' O'Scannlain said. 'If we have the rule of law, rather than of judges, then the faith of the judge should not matter much.'"
  • "Shooter," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 4, 2007. Sports columnist Charley ("Shooter") Walters writes, " University of St. Thomas ' MVP wing Jackie Carroll is the only sophomore chosen to the women's NCAA Division III All-America hockey team."
  • "Loose Leaves: Festival for our times," The Irish Times, Dublin, May 5, 2007. "Prizing Lysaght's perceptions: Irish poet Seán Lysaght has won the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry at the University of St Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. Previous winners include Eavan Boland and Dennis O'Driscoll. Lysaght's new collection, The Mouth of a River, will be published by the Gallery Press on May 15th. The prize citation dwelt on Lysaght's hallmark, engagement with his natural surroundings: 'Lysaght's poems abound with alert perceptions of Ireland's west, where he makes his home - its mountains, bogs and beaches, its flora and its birdlife. We will understand his work best (and, he reminds us, will understand our own lives best) if we remember that it rests on the bedrock of the natural world.'" Subscribe here:
  • "Nienstedt stands on church's authority," St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 7, 2007. "'If you were under the boards with him, I'd say be very careful. He was a good shot,' said Monsignor Aloysius Callaghan, rector of St. Paul 's Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas."