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  1. The Addictions of the Catholic Samizdat

    Timothy P. O’Malley, Director of the ND Center for Liturgy, looks at L'affaire Lewis and Covington Catholic through the lens of David Foster Wallace.

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  2. Catechesis as a Way of Life

    Robert B. Williams, practicing psychologist with an interest in catechesis and spiritual care, discusses invaluable developmental tasks for the family church.

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  3. A Garden Lurking Beneath the Floorboards

    Andrew Kuiper, writer and editor, cultivates an appreciation for Sergei Bulgakov's attempt to redeem the dismal science of economics.

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  4. The Chief Obstacles to Good Spiritual Direction

    Peter Andrastek, Senior Consultant for The Evangelical Catholic, outlines the main obstacles to consistently good spiritual direction on the parish level.

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  5. The Political Pawning of Saints

    John Michael Hogue, Su Casa Catholic Worker community member, looks back at the polarization that followed the canonizations of Sts. Romero and Paul VI.

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  6. Does the Mass Say Christmas Is About Justice?

    John O’Callaghan, ND Associate Professor of Philosophy, questions the liturgy to see whether Christmas is about justice or... something else.

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  7. Love Is Always Conditional

    Leonard DeLorenzo, faculty member at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, on the conditions that make the human condition what it is.

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  8. The Four Waves of the U.S. Catholic Abuse Crisis

    Kim Daniels, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought & Public Life Associate Director, puts the 2018 crisis in historical perspective & looks for a way forward.

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  9. The Sham Practice of Christmas

    Haley Stewart, writer, speaker, and podcaster looks to Josef Pieper and Charles Dickens to critique the hyper-commercialization of the Christmas season.

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  10. The Virgin Mary as “Eternal Woman”

    Ann Astell, ND Professor of Theology, revisits Getrud von Le Fort's theology of femininity in light of Prudence Allen's Concept of Woman.

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  11. Advocata Nostra and the Devil's Due

    Stephen Metzger, PhD ND Medieval Institute, investigates the meaning and purpose of calling the Blessed Virgin Mary our advocate, especially during Advent.

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  12. Dignity or Victimhood?

    Abigail Favale, George Fox University Director of the William Penn Honors Program, examines to what extent victimhood culture should be adopted by Christians.

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  13. Why Is Christian Citizenship a Paradox?

    Émilie Tardivel-Schick, Institut Catholique de Paris Director of the Chair of the Common Good, outlines the political theology of Paul and the Early Fathers.

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  14. The Roman Church as Casta Meretrix

    Gary A. Anderson, ND Hesburgh Professor of Theology, discusses the applicability of a certain biblical metaphor and its reception history to the abuse crisis.

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  15. Salvation: More Than a Cliché?

    Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Emeritus and theologian, asks whether in our times the word "salvation" has been emptied out of all meaning.

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.
  19. Death Clarifies What We Love

    Gregory Floyd, who teaches in the Core Program at Seton Hall, considers a kind of theology that is not written in words, but written in lives.

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  20. Am I the Mother of Christ?

    John Cavadini tries to imagine what Isaac of Stella means by giving birth to Christ.

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