Volume 14, Issue 1 (2021)

A sincere and warm welcome to this student journal. If you have not engaged Obsculta in the past, we are glad to know you are joining us. We pray that you find the works herein invigorating, thought provoking, and enriching. For those readers who have encountered previous Obsculta editions, welcome back. With Christ’s help, may this little text serve as an introduction to the voices in our community and to the work to which we commit ourselves daily. The Obsculta journal cannot circumscribe our community; nevertheless, it aims to lift up our voices with charity and fruitful dialogue. This year—the Year of Saint Joseph—our contributors bring forward many creative expressions of language. Our text captures the signs of the times—in particular, the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed cries for racial and social justice following the death of George Floyd—through mindful reflections and thoughtful theological discourse. We are grateful to our contributors for all that they have shared with our community. We have found it truly enriching to read your works. Our hope, dear reader, is that having listened with the ear of our heart, we may all set out for loftier summits of teaching and virtue. May we reach them under God’s protection. Sincerely, The Obsculta editorial team



Contributor Bios
Obsculta Editors


On Cannon Law
Anisabel Palma

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Editorial Team

Courtney (Welch) Horstman
Jason Horstman
Janice Kristanti
Meghan Stretar
Leah Wakefield

A special thank you to our faculty and staff advisors:
Faculty Advisor
Shawn Colberg
Staff Advisor
Donelle Poling
Staff Librarian
David Wuolu