I interviewed Greg Gerschutz recently. He joined the Peace Corps in the early ’70s and was sent to a rural village in the Philippines called Eastern Infanta (pop. 2,000). He worked with an extension agency there to help small farmers increase their high protein vegetable crop yields. He told me he was “…young, innocent and wanted to feed the world.” And for the impoverished people in the “world” of Eastern Infanta, he did. Our administration would push for incentives similar to what you get to join the armed services, for people joining the Peace Corp. — in order to help “make war” on poverty worldwide… We also traveled across the state to Franciscan University last week, where the students major in God, and minor in the other stuff. Seriously! You can’t take a math class at Franciscan without learning about God’s Natural Order for the universe, and how it ties in. As you can’t walk across campus without seeing a sea of spiritual t-shirts with such sayings as: “Holiness is not a spectator’s sport.” And true to the ethos of that, students here do spring breaks to Nicaragua and the Bronx to do outreach work. They join floors in dormitories they call “households.” And students in each household, each year, support each other practicing various “virtues.” In pursuing the sanctity of all human life, which Pope Francis recently told the U.S. Congress was important, students take their Saturdays to protest, and pray, in front of an abortion clinic in Pittsburgh. Holiness, indeed, is not a “spectator’s sport” at Franciscan. And wouldn’t it be refreshing if a whole lot more colleges saw it that way.