April 2019

The Sociology of a Superb Sermon

Christian Smith, ND William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, covers three basic things that can go a long way in improving sermons.

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Good Friday's Silence Speaks

Timothy O’Malley, Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, attentively listens to the silence of Good Friday.

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Pilate's Question in a Post-Truth Context

Melanie Barrett, Mundelein Seminary Department of Moral Theology Chairperson, on Decision-Making, Conscience Formation, & Pastoral Care in a post-truth age.

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Can Christianity Stop at Good Friday?

Christopher Iacovetti, graduate student in the University of Chicago Divinity School, evaluates Simone Weil's battle against compensatory theologies.

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The Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire Isn't a Sign

Timothy O’Malley, ND Center for Liturgy Director, reads the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral fire theologically, rather than purely culturally.

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Remedies for American Catholic Polarization

Robert G. Christian III, Editor of Millennial Journal, proposes remedies for the recent exponential growth in Catholic polarization.

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Out of Our Mortal Depths

Anne Horcher, ND English major and intern for the ND Center for Liturgy, interprets Christina Rossetti's "De Profundis" for Passiontide.

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On the Particular Grace of Palm Branches

Drew Denton, Director of Faith Formation at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Atlanta, delves into Terrence Malick and the complex symbolism of Palm Sunday.

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The Newest War on Women

Abigail Favale, Director of the William Penn Honors Program at George Fox, explores the hatred for the feminine in the current cultural moment.

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Reading the Writing in the Dirt

Roberto De La Noval, ND PhD candidate in Theology, reads Jesus's writing in the sand back into the Old Testament.

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The Clear Message of Christus Vivit

Vincent J. Reilly, Director of Faith Formation at St. Catherine Catholic Church, looks with Pope Francis at Christ crucified and risen.

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Baudelaire, Maistre, and Original Sin

Françoise Meltzer, Chair of the U. of Chicago Comparative Literature Department, looks at the influence of Maistre's philosophy upon Baudelaire's poetry.

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A Closer Look at Medieval Lent's Toughness

Chase Padusniak, PhD candidate in Princeton's English Department, takes a theological look at medieval lenten and carnival practices.

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Neo-Colonialism and Reproductive Health

Obianuju Ekeocha, biomedical scientist and president of Culture of Life Africa, exposes the colonizing intent of Western aid to Africa.

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Lent Intensifies

Carolyn Pirtle, Program Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, notes how melody, harmony, and rhythm help us encounter Christ anew.

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Ross Douthat’s Expanding Seamless Garment

Charles Camosy, Fordham University Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, observes the expansion of the NYT columnist's pro-life horizons.

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The Roots of American Catholic Polarization

Robert G. Christian III, co-founder and editor of Millennial Journal, digs up the political roots of American Catholic polarization.

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