The Risk of Presence

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Mar 1, 2020 6:30:00 AM

Editorial note: This blog is the first in a six-part series featuring our free Lenten resource, "A Scriptural Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent," written by Lenny DeLorenzo. 

In the center of Notre Dame’s campus is a statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The words “Venite Ad Me Omnes” are engraved on the pedestal beneath the figure of Christ with outstretched arms. This is the Son of God who descended from the Father to become one with us. He went all the way down to the bottom of who and what we are, all the while beckoning: “come to me, everyone.”

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Topics: Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, trust, downloadable resources, trusting in God, liturgical year, truth, vulnerability

And the Nominees Are . . . Joker

Posted by Chris Siemann on Feb 4, 2020 4:53:30 PM

Editorial Note: This review contains spoilers.

As I approached my viewing of Joker, I knew that it was bound to be a unique and divisive experience. One need only glance at Rotten Tomatoes to see that this film drew reactions on all sides of the critical spectrum: one top critic called it “brilliant and unforgettable;” another “bleak and juvenile.” 

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Topics: Culture, Academy Awards, Best Picture nominees, Oscars, Joker, truth

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