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  1. The November Night Before Advent

    Leonard DeLorenzo contemplates this year's uninterrupted transition from November into Advent.

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  2. How to Bless a Child

    Anna Keating on how blessings realign our world with Heaven.

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  3. The Church Multiplies Tragedy

    Romano Guardini, priest and theologian, on accepting the Church as she is with all her tragedies.

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  4. Jane Austen's Daily Mirrors of Marriage

    Haley Stewart, writer, speaker, and podcaster looks into the mirror of Austen's novels for a realistic picture of Holy Matrimony. 

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  5. The Empty Exalted Cross's Paradoxical Power

    Andrea Peecher, ND MTS student, draws on ancient sources to explain the meaning of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.

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  6. Discernment for the Postmodern Condition

    William Watson, SJ, director of the Sacred Story Institute, explains how discernment can help us navigate an age of cultural meltdown. 

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  7. The Hazards of Online Faith-Writing

    Amy Welborn, author of over two dozen books on Catholic spirituality, warns about the dangers of burnout in faith-writing.

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  8. An Eschatology of the Secular

    Jordan Haddad, Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology at Notre Dame Seminary, explains the eschatological nature of the laity.

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  9. Christ and Digital Media

    Aaron Riches, Assistant Professor of theology at Benedictine College, liturgically deconstructs the acceleration of images in the digital age.

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  10. Long After the Prodigal Son's Return

    Leonard DeLorenzo, faculty member at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, engages Abigail Favale's memoir to reimagine the period long after the Prodigal's return. 

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  11. Jesus Reveals God in Hiddenness

    Ben Wilson, Director of the Summer Service Learning Program at ND’s Center for Social Concerns, writes about participating in the hidden life of Jesus. 

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  12. How to Echo the Faith Across Generations

    Brian Pedraza, Assistant Professor of Theology at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, writes to his son about passing the faith.

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  13. Love Before Work

    Colleen Halpin, Church Life Intern at the MICL, considers Maximilian Kolbe's witness of love against the message of Auschwitz's gates.

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  14. The Cry of the Earth in Pan-Amazonia

    Lucas Briola, Assistant Theology Professor at Saint Vincent College, unearths striking CST developments in a pre-synod document on the Pan-Amazonian region.

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  15. The Spiritual Desert Isn't Optional

    Joshua J. Whitfield, theologian and Pastoral Administrator, looks for a preaching that can resound in our desertified spiritual landscape.

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