Surging Xavier baseball stifled against Illinois

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier baseball team took its 11-7 record to Champaign, Ill. this past weekend for a loaded four-game series in three days against the University of Illinois. The Musketeers got off to a strong start Friday with a 6-2 victory, holding off any type of rally posed by the home team. Junior catcher Derek Hasenbeck put Xavier on the board with a two-run homer (3) in the third inning, scoring senior infielder Tres Eberhardt. The Muskies struck again in the inning when sophomore catcher Daniel Rizzle singled past the Illinois second baseman to score redshirt … Continue reading Surging Xavier baseball stifled against Illinois

Reflecting on the Church’s role in society

By: Taylor Fulkerson In Illinois last week, Bishop Paprocki of the Springfield Diocese announced that he plans to offer prayers for “exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage” on Nov. 20 as Governor Patrick Quinn signs into law an act that legalizes marriage equality. Besides the fact that this is insensitive to the LGBTQ community, I find this political stunt to be deeply problematic. This week is an appropriate time to reflect on the role of the Catholic Church in society: scripture readings for the mass this time of year flirt more with apocalyptic themes, quotes from Pope … Continue reading Reflecting on the Church’s role in society