Learning to Teach, Learning to Serve

Posted by Colleen Halpin on Sep 10, 2019 7:13:00 AM

Editorial Note: Throughout September, we'll be featuring profiles of people who are or have been part of the Echo program in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Echo provides students the opportunity to earn a Master's degree from Notre Dame while gaining real-world experience in parish ministry or teaching high school theology, all while receiving robust spiritual and human formation.

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Topics: Echo, teaching, formation

St. Augustine's Analogy for Understanding the Trinity

Posted by Caitlin Sica on Jul 11, 2019 10:21:28 AM

“Do you have any questions I can answer for you before your Confirmation?” This is the standard question I ask my sophomores in high school to conclude their Confirmation interview. Typically, I get a quick “Nope, I don’t think so,” or “What time is rehearsal again?” But the young man sitting before me looked up seriously, “Well, yeah, actually, one small thing—Jesus is the Son of God, right? But he’s also God? I’m just a little confused by that whole thing.” 

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Topics: doctrine, Trinity, formation, Revelation, St. Augustine

Studying theology as a working adult

Posted by Kelly Culver on Feb 12, 2019 7:04:00 AM

According to the most recent statistics on Catholic education from the National Catholic Education Association, fewer than 50% of Catholic grade school graduates go to Catholic high school or college. This means most Catholics end their formal faith education in eighth grade! Fortunately, there are a lot of great ways to study theology as an adult—even after our days in the classroom have ended.

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Topics: Theology, formation, continuing education

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The McGrath Institute Blog helps Catholics live and hand on their faith in Jesus Christ, especially in the family, home and parish, and cultivates and inspires everyday leaders to live out the fullness and richness of their faith in the simple, little ways that make up Church life.

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