Privileged Childhood

In the summer of 1983 my favorite day was Tuesday, when Fr. Stu would pick me up at my aunt’s house and take me golfing and then to lunch. Fr. Stu was from Las Vegas, which may explain why he was the source for my knowledge of how a point spread works. Almost all of our bets that summer were restricted to the golf course. I was his caddy and also his putter. When I sank his ball in one or two putts, I won our bet, whereas a three-putt meant a loss. I usually ended the round with a couple...

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Grant Kaplan is an assistant professor of theological studies at St. Louis University. His most recent publication is Faithfully Seeking Understanding: Selected Writings of Johannes Kuhn (Catholic University of America Press).