November 2017

Whose Liturgy? What Sacrifice?

Tim O'Malley, Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, reviews James K.A. Smith's new book Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology.

The Church Has a Morbid Streak

Jessica Keating, Dir. of the Office of Human Dignity and Life Initiatives at the Institute for Church Life, dives into the strange ironies of sainthood.

What is the Community of Sant'Egidio?

Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, discusses how friendship is the bedrock of the Community of Sant'Egidio.

Life After Life After Death

Tim Kelleher, author, actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter, takes an unsparing look at the reality of (sudden) death and our ultimate ends.

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Humor in the Bible

Charles Kestermeier, SJ, professor in Creighton University's English department, highlights the humorous passages in the Old and New Testaments.

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The Blessing of Marital Monotony

Richard Becker, husband, father of seven, nursing instructor, and religious educator, finds sanctification right in the middle of the monotony of marriage.

Jazz: A Foretaste of Eternal Life

Carolyn Pirtle, assistant director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, jams on how polyphonic music, especially jazz, images the communion of saints.

Belief in the Communion of Saints Isn't Optional

Leonard J. DeLorenzo, director of Notre Dame Vision, lays out why there is no doubt the communio sanctorum is central to a fully orthodox Catholic faith.

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