Stories of Grace: The Healing of Desire

Posted by Anthony Smyth on Oct 30, 2020 7:04:00 AM

It was nearing the end of my sophomore year. I had a pretty similar life to everyone around me. I’d wake up in the morning earlier than what was healthy so I could get to my 7:30 AM class at my school 30 minutes away. My dad would usually have eggs and bacon ready for me by the time I was out of the shower and my mom always made me a smoothie that tasted exactly how it looked—like slop. I finished up classes for the day, and then came my favorite part of the day: hockey practice. Playing hockey was the one thing that got me through the school day because I never felt more free than when I was skating, with the cold air against my face while my feet glided across a smooth surface of ice. 

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Topics: healing, human dignity, pornography, reconciliation, stories of grace, White Ribbon Against Pornography Week

Series Recap: Catholicism and Politics

Posted by The Editors on Oct 29, 2020 7:02:00 AM

Over the past few weeks, Fr. Justin Brophy, O.P., Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College, has been exploring ideas around Catholicism and politics as the world gears up for the 2020 election. He offers a deeper understanding of politics than the pundits on the 24-hour news channels could ever provide, as well as ways to approach the responsibility of political engagement from a distinctly Catholic perspective.

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Topics: Politics, election 2020

Engaging Pastoral Creativity: Listen and Ponder

Posted by Megan Shepherd on Oct 28, 2020 7:03:00 AM

As demonstrated in the previous installment of this series, the first movement in exercising pastoral creativity is adopting a posture of prayer and gratitude. This cultivates an interior space for reflecting on your own gifts and identifying the community that God calls to your attention to serve. Grounded in gratitude for all that God has given you and all you are able to offer back in love, the next movement is turning to listen to those people whom God has called you to serve. 

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Topics: Notre Dame Vision, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, ministry resources

Sacred Sites of Notre Dame: Old College

Posted by Andrew Fritz, CSC on Oct 27, 2020 7:06:00 AM

Built in 1843 by Fr. Sorin and seven Holy Cross Brothers, Old College is the oldest building on the Notre Dame campus. The simple brick structure has had many uses over the years, including a student dormitory, classrooms, a clothing room, a bakery, and even a dining hall. 

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Topics: Notre Dame, pilgrimage, downloadable resources, campus ministry

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Oct 26, 2020 9:22:23 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: Politics, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, ministry resources, anti-racism, election 2020, Black Catholic History Month

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