My conservative views began forming toward the end of high school and persisted. I knew when something I heard was plainly wrong, causing me to stick to basics because they are tried and true.
In 1973, when I was at Loyola in LA, friends invited me to a Catholic charismatic group gathering. Though still fairly innocent at 21, I lasted 20 minutes. Something was off. I credit my Catholic faith and Jesuit education with being able to stay away from goddesses and gurus, religious profiteers on television, pop psychology frauds, and dissenters. I didn’t defeat the sexual revolution. Who could?
I keep politics out of the lives of my students.
Linked is a video visit to a Byzantine Catholic church in the USA.