March 2018

Holy Saturday: Healing through the Crucified One

Michael Altenburger, PhD candidate in Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame, on why Christianity is not a solution to suffering in this life.

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Good Friday: Creation Always Exists in Darkness

Domenic Canonico, MTS student at the University of Notre Dame, contemplates the Trinity through William Congdon's depiction of Good Friday's sublime suffering.

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Martyrdom Is No Bloodless Myth

Jay Martin, PhD candidate in systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame, reviews the theology of martyrdom after liberation theology.

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Stations of the Cross 3-4: Divinity and Dust

During Holy Week Malcolm Guite (poet) & Carolyn Pirtle (composer) take us through the Stations of the Cross (pt. 2) with a combination of poetry, music, & prose.

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The Revolutionary Storming of the Winter Palace

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Prize winning author and Russian dissident, dramatizes the storming of the Winter Palace during the Russian Revolution.

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Stations of the Cross 1-2: As Pilate Turns Away

Malcolm Guite (poet) and Carolyn Pirtle (composer) take us through the Stations of the Cross (pt. 1) this Holy Week with a combination of poetry, music, and prose.

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Sacramentalized but Not Evangelized?

Timothy P. O'Malley, Director of the University of Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, questions the coherence of the well-known phrase.

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Not All Sacrifice Saves

Peter Nguyen SJ, research fellow at the Boston College Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, deconstructs Ernst Jünger's modernist logic of sacrifice.

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Active Love Is a Harsh and Fearful Thing

Kristen Drahos, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Western Heritage Program at Carthage College, places the logic of sacrifice in the midst of the everyday.

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The Gift of Modernity

Cyril O'Regan, University of Notre Dame Catherine F. Huisking Chair in Theology, distinguishes the cheerers, weepers, and shadow-seers of modernity.

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Can We Feast Unless We Fast?

John Meinert, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Assistant Professor of Theology, discloses how penance trains us to properly rejoice in God.

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Why Would Young People Want to Remain Catholic?

Leonard J. DeLorenzo, McGrath Institute for Church Life lecturer and chief organizer of the Cultures of Formation conference, examines the challenges facing Synod 2018.

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The Cross Must Be Deeply Ugly to Be Beautiful

Nathaniel Peters, Executive Director of the Morningside Institute and lecturer at Columbia University, holds the beautiful and sublime of the cross together.

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The Serious Sacrificial Body

Timothy O'Malley, Director of the University of Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, refuses substitutions for the real body of Christ.

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From Duet to Duel

SPOILER ALERT: This review does indeed contain spoilers from the 2018 Best Picture nominee Phantom Thread.

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An Inverted Victory

SPOILER ALERT: This review does indeed contain spoilers from the 2018 Best Picture nominee Dunkirk.

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