Stephen Mirarchi

Stephen Mirarchi (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is Assistant Professor of English at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He is the author of the annotated editions of Myles Connolly's Mr. Blue, Dan England and the Noonday Devil, and The Bump on Brannigan's Head . His academic work has appeared in Christianity & Literature, Dappled Things, Religion & the Arts, Seminary Journal, Homiletic & Pastoral Review, and others. His journalistic work has been published in the Boston Globe, the National Catholic Register, Crisis, and others.

Stephen Mirarchi

Cardinal Dolan to Benedictine grads: Stop the barbarians

After receiving an honorary Doctorate from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, Timothy Cardinal Dolan delivered a commencement address highlighting how “reason and faith…can stop barbarians [and] renew culture.” His remarks came after His Excellency surprised everyone by walking through the gathered ranks of graduates and faculty before the ceremony, stopping to greet each person individually …

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