Being in the new Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Studies program at Newman Theological College is a bit like the second part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy: Purgatory.
This might seem like a negative statement, but it is actually not. Let me explain myself by first sharing both some of the joys and frustrations I have experienced this past year.
Firstly, the main joy I find in the program is how each course seems to be intertwined with the others. Perhaps this is coincidence (or rather Providence), but when one course is speaking of a subject, one or more of the other courses are often touching upon the same subject, only approaching it from a different angle.