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  1. Fear as a Lack of Faith?

    Alex Fogleman on celebrating Easter and life in the midst of death.

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  2. Think Medieval Lent Was Tough?

    Chase Padusniak takes a realistic look at medieval Lenten and Carnival practices.

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  3. God Is Friendship

    Nathaniel Peters celebrates Aelred of Rievaulx's unique contribution to Christian theology.

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  4. Advent's Binding of Isaac

    Kristen Drahos explains Advent's sacrifice of money and riches. 

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  5. You Gotta Confront Who You Are!

    Travis Lacy, ND PhD Candidate in Systematic Theology, confronts the unsettling reality of monastic prayer.

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  6. A Priest for James Carroll

    Joshua J. Whitfield, theologian and Pastoral Administrator, describes what the abuse scandal looks like from the inside. 

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. The Festival Fast of the Annunciation

    Tamely, frail body, abstain today; today My soul eats twice, Christ hither and away. She sees him man, so like God made in this, That of them both a circle emblem is, Whose first and last concur; this doubtful day Of feast or fast, Chris...

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  12. The Liturgy Is for (Little) Kids

    Timothy O'Malley, Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, on why we should encourage (little) kids in church.

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  13. Advent Flesh?

    Paul Griffiths, theologian and author of many books, applies the arguments of his new book "Christian Flesh" to the Advent season.

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  14. 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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  15. Black Bodies, Kneeling, and the Liturgy

    Eric T. Styles, Rector of Carroll Hall at the University of Notre Dame, puts Colin Kaepernick's kneeling within a liturgical and Girardian perspective.

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  16. Can We Get Lent Wrong?

    Timothy P. O'Malley on the various ways that we can get Lent wrong. And how we should approach this season of grace as time to desire God aright.

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  17. Why Chant is Good for Children

    My three year old son is a regular Mass-goer. Aware of his very short attention span, we make sure to sit in the front each and every Sunday. He loves when there is singing, especially chant. He loves elaborate processions. He loves ince...

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