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I formally joined the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Mass in 2014, but my belief had been Catholic for months before that. Since that time, I have remained certain that becoming Catholic was the single best decision I’ve ever made or will ever make. Closeness to Christ through the sacraments, especially the Eucharist (communion) is something I could never again live without. Unity of belief with the successor of St. Peter, the Pope and...

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In the wake of the election, I’ve heard the stories of countless people who are terrified of what the next four years will bring for them as minority members of our American community. I’ve heard from countless conservatives that these fears are nothing more than liberal media bias encouraging unfounded accusations against Donald Trump. I’ve heard my fellow conservatives tell our liberal peers to “stop crying.” Such exhortations are not only unproductive, but harmful. It...

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OpinionVote Lamar Smith

Luke AyersNovember 7, 2016181 min

I don’t have any delusions about the political leanings of most of my classmates. National polls of college students show that about 60 percent of us identify as Democrats, or lean that way. My personal experience at Trinity confirms this. So why, you may ask, am I trying to persuade you to vote for Republican Lamar Smith? Of course I think he’s the best for the 21st District of Texas. But I think I may...