Anna Bradley

Anna Bradley
Anna was born and raised in South Bend and received her B.A. in Anthropology and Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. She joined the McGrath Institute in September 2019 as the Publicity Specialist, where her primary areas of responsibility include social media management and the development of key relationships with on- and off-campus partners.

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The Spiritual Benefits of Fasting Year-Round

Posted by Anna Bradley on May 11, 2020 4:13:57 PM

I started daily 16-hour fasts in July of 2019 after researching the benefits of intermittent fasting. When I was presented with a concrete plan for turning fasting into a more intentional spiritual practice, I discovered something much more rewarding than physical discipline.

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Topics: Easter, fasting, Feasts, Pope Francis, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, intermittent fasting

Evangelization through Social Media

Posted by Anna Bradley on Feb 18, 2020 2:39:07 PM

Social media (and its potential vices) has been widely discussed since its inception. The conversation has become particularly fractured in the Catholic community—whether or not Catholics ought to take an active role in shaping our online culture is taken up in countless articles, op-eds, and debates. With Lent just around the corner, many people are considering fasting from social media, but it’s worth considering the potential gifts it has to offer the Church as well.

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Topics: communication, evangelization, social media

And the Nominees Are . . . Ford v Ferrari

Posted by Anna Bradley on Feb 5, 2020 3:46:42 PM

Editorial Note: This review contains spoilers.

Never having been one to buy into the hype of successful car-racing movies like The Fast and Furious franchise, I had serious doubts about Ford v Ferrari. If this movie was anything like others in the genre, with gratuitous fiery explosions and endless action scenes to compensate for a lackluster plot-line, my $13 would be better spent seeing Little Women for the third time.

Ford v Ferrari does include several fiery explosions. And much of the action-packed movie takes place at the Le Mans race track. But director James Mangold’s captivating retelling of this particular historical event held me in rapt attention for the full 2 hours and 32 minutes.

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Topics: Academy Awards, Best Picture nominees, Oscars, vocation, Ford v Ferrari

"Can TV Make Us Better People?"

Posted by Anna Bradley on Sep 26, 2019 7:03:00 AM

Members of the Notre Dame community gathered in Washington Hall on Monday, September 16 to welcome Mike Schur, creator of NBC’s hit comedies The Good Place and Parks and Recreation. Along with Professor Meghan Sullivan, director of the God and the Good Life Program, and Christine Becker, associate professor of Film, Television, and Theater, Schur was tasked with answering the question:

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Topics: moral virtue, television, The Good Place

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