Stephen Barany

Stephen Barany
Stephen oversees design and content production at the McGrath Institute for Church Life. His sundry efforts support and promote the events and programming of the McGrath Institute. Stephen grew up in South Bend, Indiana, where he attended St. Anthony's and then Marian High School. After four semesters of engineering at the University of Illinois, he entered Old College, the undergraduate seminary at the University of Notre Dame, and remained with the Congregation of Holy Cross for six years. Stephen graduated from Notre Dame in 2013 (B.A. Philosophy, Industrial Design) and 2017 (M.Div.).

Recent Posts

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter and how to observe it

Posted by Stephen Barany on Feb 22, 2019 3:20:13 PM

Every year on February 22, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. Confusing to many, this feast is less about an ancient piece of furniture than it is about the office of the pope and his role as a sign of unity and peace.

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Topics: traditions, feast days, universal call to holiness

Free 3D printable: St. Thomas Aquinas

Posted by Stephen Barany on Jan 28, 2019 1:42:28 PM

Download, color and create this free printable figurine of St. Thomas Aquinas to celebrate the feast day of one of the Church's greatest saints.

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Topics: saints, printable saints, teaching resources, activities

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Posted by Stephen Barany on Jan 22, 2019 7:12:00 AM

Every year, Catholics in the United States commit to pray for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision in the Supreme Court. “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.”1

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Topics: prayer, pro-life

9 Days for Life Novena starts today

Posted by Stephen Barany on Jan 14, 2019 12:25:34 PM

Today is the first day of the annual pro-life novena, 9 Days for Life. During these nine days, Catholics nationwide will pray for the respect of all human life using this novena written and provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Topics: prayer, pro-life

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