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Quick reminder: Wyoming Catholic College presentation in Irving Thursday 10/01/15 September 30, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, Christendom, Dallas Diocese, family, General Catholic, Interior Life, Latin Mass, Society, Tradition.

Just wanted to give a quick reminder that an administrator from Wyoming Catholic College will be on hand at Mater Dei parish in Irving, TX this Thursday October 1 at 7:15 pm (or immediately after the 6:30 pm Mass).  Trevor Lontine, alumnus and admissions counselor at WCC will be on hand to answer your questions about what WCC has to offer you or your children.  WCC is probably one of the least expensive, if not the least expensive, faithful Catholic colleges around.  I don’t know that they are explicitly traditional, yet, but with Dr. Peter Kwasneiwski one of their most prominent faculty, the traditional practice of the Faith is growing there.

So come check it out!  You don’t have to be affiliated with Mater Dei in any way to attend.

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1. Tim - September 30, 2015

I believe I read that Wyoming Catholic College is ~$28K year.

The least expensive FAITHFUL Catholic College that I’ve found is St. Mary’s College in St. Mary’s, Kansas. Tuition, Room & Board are $12K per year.

Tantumblogo - September 30, 2015

It’s a two year college

Tim - September 30, 2015

Yes, I know, but it is the lowest price on a per year basis and is truly Catholic. My son is there. We had given serious thought to sending him to Fisher-More but…….., well, you know.

Eoin Suibhne - October 1, 2015

What is the debt load upon graduation? At WCC it is, after four years, on average, less than $20,000. Not bad for a $112,000 education.

2. Ben - October 1, 2015

Dr. Kwasniewski is a distributist. This is “socialism with mutton chops” as it is well known.

Eoin Suibhne - October 1, 2015

Yes, Belloc and Chesterton were well known for their mutton chops.

Tantumblogo - October 1, 2015

Heh. Good line. Well I know a lot of pious souls who also seem to be distributists, even if I have some reservations about any kind of utopian economic schemes/planning. I have done some research into distributism and there are a number of arguments in its favor, and of course some popes described it as sort of the ideal Catholic economic system, but I’m not sure how it could be implemented or work in practice. Capitalism’s virtue is that it turns (many) people’s vices into a systemic strength, just as socialism’s vice is that it turns failure into virtue. I don’t think distributism could be implemented today without massive dislocation and suffering, if it were to work at all, it would require at least a massive conversion of the culture into a much more egalitarian and charitable construct than it is now. Even were that to happen, I’m really not sure how distributism can do things like come up with enough capital to produce a $5 billion wafer fab or find billions to research and develop a new drug. My concern over distributism has always been that while it accords very well with relatively recent Catholic social doctrine, it is really a system designed for an 18th or 19th century level of world population and overall wealth. That is to say, I haven’t seen many examples of how it could be implemented without a drastic decrease in the overall world standard of living, because it would seem to, of necessity, cause massive disruption in the very economic system that makes a world population of 7+ billion souls possible. But I recognize the serious warts in capitalism, especially in its present-day corporatist/semi-socialist construct (in most countries).

Eoin Suibhne - October 2, 2015

I agree largely with what you’ve written here, Tantumblogo. I’m hardly an expert, but I’ve read a bit about distributism here and there through the years. What rankles are the frequent dismissals (not from you) that distributism is soft socialism.

3. David - October 1, 2015

$23-$28K a year is a bargain for a private school. Several state schools today including tuition, room, board, and books are at least that today. A friend I have known since I was a kid told me $20-$25K is normal for even a state school in Texas (his son started college recently), and Texas is cheap compared to many states on the East Coast.

Twenty five years ago, I left a private school (by choice) and later went to a state school. I could go to a state school for two years at the cost of one year at a private school, and that was when the state tuition in Texas was either $24/hr or $32/hr. (junior college was around $8/hr). The private school I attended when I left was $200/hr. I don’t know what the tuition per hour in Texas is today (2015), but last I looked, the private school I attended is now $475/hr.

Another thing today…be careful what you are majoring in. While some of the Newman Guide schools are really good, an elementary education degree could take a long time to pay back loans. That may be a case to go to a state funded school instead.

Also, young men today may be better off working in professions such as HVAC, welding, electronics, electricians, or plumbers, where it may take a while to learn a trade (and get certificates and licenses from a community college or trade school), these trades do have a good Return on Investment (ROI), where a man can make a decent living without a 4 year degree. There’s usually a shortage of good tradesmen too.

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