PERTINENT LINK: Video of Kessler’s speech on kare11.com
Last weekend I had occasion to attend a commencement exercise at the University of St.Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. St. Thomas is, as you might guess, a Catholic institution of higher learning. About half of the students are non‐Catholics, however, and the professors are all over the ideological map. Even the theology department has room for liberal Protestant feminism.
At each commencement, the university designates one senior as “Tommie of the Year.” This student, selected for academics, leadership, and character, is given the opportunity to deliver one of the two main addresses at the commencement ceremony. The “Tommie of the Year” for 2006 was Mr. Benjamin Kessler, a football star, philosophy major, and student in the undergraduate seminary affiliated with the University of St. Thomas.
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