May 2018

Our Lady of Lourdes and the Pathologizing of Pain

Artur Rosman, managing editor of Church Life Journal, on the Marian apparitions at Lourdes and the Catholic resistance to the 19th c. anesthetic revolution.

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Fund-Raising Is Always a Call to Conversion

Fr. James Junípero Moore, O.P. and Christopher Hanzeli argue conversion is key for fundraisers in order for them to not treat their parishioners like ATM machines.

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The Alarm of War

Hans Tolpingrud, veteran of Afghanistan and Lutheran vicar, gives us a Memorial Day reminder from Jeremiah that the time of destruction is coming.

Let's Not Ignore Scientific Faith

Noelle Johnson, MICL intern in the Science & Religion Initiative, enlists Michael Polanyi to discuss the faith and beliefs that undergird science itself.

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There Is No Salvation Through the University

Timothy O'Malley, Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, on the insignificance of law school admissions and entrance into MBA programs for salvation.

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The Eschatological Marian Image

Thomas Pfau, Duke University Mary Baldwin Professor of English, on why van Eyck's paintings occupy a liminal space between iconography and realism.

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Traversing Marian Economics

Carole Baker. visual artist and ThD candidate at Duke Divinity School, reflects upon the different effects of her Marian images upon Protestants and Catholics.

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Are Our Children Seeing Jesus?

Brad Klingele, eighth grade teacher, writes about teaching children (and ourselves) to see Our Lord and Savior who is doubly-hidden in modern societies.

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Met Gala: Catholicism Broken but Shining

Anne Carpenter, Assistant Professor of Theology at Saint Mary’s College (CA), goes deeper into the Met Gala than knee-jerk gushing or hating.

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The Mother of God and Psychoanalysis

Adam DeVille, University of St. Francis associate professor, on the role of the Blessed Virgin and the Church as transitional and transformational objects.

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The Strange Myths of the New Evangelization

Mark Giszczak, Augustine Institute Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, uses hard data to unmask the myth of Catholic decline in the United States.

The Virgin Mary, Birth, and Philosophy

Emmanuel Falque, phenomenologist and Honorary Dean of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Paris, expands Marian themes into the domain of philosophy.

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The Formation of the Imagination

Sr. Thomas More Stepnowski, VP for Academics at Aquinas College (Nashville), demonstrates why time for reflection is needed to see the real world as God does.

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The Month of Mary and Music

Carolyn Pirtle, ND Center for Liturgy Program Director & composer of liturgical music, celebrates the Month of Mary with a Spotify playlist with liner notes.

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The Mysterious Miriam of Nazareth

Renée Roden, ND MTS and Graduate Fellow at MICL, escapes the abstractions of mythopoesis by delving into the flesh and blood mysteries of the Virgin Mary.

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