April 2018

Medieval Rites and Contemporary Dying

Elaine Stratton Hild, musicologist and NDIAS Fellow, looks at how medieval rites for the dying, especially music, can be applied to contemporary contexts.

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Aiming at the Death of Disabled Children

Charles Camosy, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham, discusses the bioethics of healthcare providers aiming at the death of young patients.

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Whom Will Technology Serve?

Dylan Belton, ND PhD candidate in systematic theology, argues the current era is a new “nomadic age" and asks what it ethically demands of us.

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I Will Not Leave You Orphans

James Keating, Creighton Institute for Priestly Formation director of spiritual formation, on God searching for, and remaining with, us amidst the din of pop culture.

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The Sacraments of Love and Death

Kathryn Thompson (ND '17), first year medical student at the University of Chicago, examines married life and the end of life in her series on the sacraments.

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Dante and the Liturgical Formation of Desire

Randall Rosenberg, professor of theology at Saint Louis University, unveils the deep liturgical roots of Dante's poetic re-integration of desire and love.

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Why the Eucharist?

Kathryn Thompson (ND '17), first year medical student at the University of Chicago, explains why and how the Eucharist loves us into being.

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Skin in the Game

Leonard DeLorenzo, faculty at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, analyzes the demanding formational theology of the film Paul, Apostle of Christ.

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Why Baptism and Confession?

Kathryn Thompson (Notre Dame 2017), medical student at the University of Chicago, on what God does with us in the sacraments of baptism and confession.

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Amor Ergo Sum: Sacramental Personhood

Christina Condyles, editor with Liturgy Training Publications, on the need for our daily life to reflect our participation in the Body of Christ.

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The Annunciation and Vocational Fear

Samuel Bellafiore, seminarian for the Diocese of Albany, NY, looks to the Virgin Mary to show us how to approach priestly celibacy in sex-saturated times.

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Why the Sacraments?

Kathryn Thompson (ND '17), first year medical student at the University of Chicago, on Christ drawing near through the sacraments.

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Why Must We Go to Church on Sunday?

Christina Condyles, editor with Liturgy Training Publications, on why does it matter if we go to church on Sunday, rather than praying on our own?

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Resetting the Synod

Leonard DeLorenzo, McGrath Institute for Church Life lecturer, counsels avoiding antagonisms in debates about Synod 2018 by modelling mercy.

Bertholet Flemalle Conversion Of Saint Paul On The Road To Damascus

Being Liturgical

Timothy P. O'Malley, Director of the University of Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, on the kind of formation that is essential to the post-modern age.

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