Chalking for Jesus: What If We Had Listened to JPII About Iraq?

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Last year ISIS destroyed the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq: ISIS Obliterates Oldest Christian Monastery in Iraq. Anna Keating wonders what would have happened if we had listened to JPII:

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This is What a Catholic Theologian Looks Like

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Jennifer Martin

This is what a Roman Catholic theologian looks like. My dear friend, Jenny Martin, professor of theology at Notre Dame, and mother of three, has a new book out: Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought. Learn more about Hans Urs Von Balthasar, the famous Swiss, 20th century theologian after the jump. For a popular take on Russian cultural and religious thought read David Brooks in The New York TimesThe Russia I Miss

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Michael Baxter Tribute

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“Home is ultimately not a place at all but a practice.”

The Catholic Worker logo above was designed by Ade Bethune. In The Notre Dame Magazine, Anna Keating recalls a theology professor, former priest and co-founder of the South Bend Catholic Worker, who changed the lives of his students by living as if the gospel mattered: Michael Baxter Tribute

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The Loaves and the Fishes and The Long Distance Runner

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During Advent we read the story of the loaves and the fishes from the Gospel of Matthew. TCC’s own Anna Keating writes about experiencing a similar miracle when her friend Cassie decided to run to local businesses and ask for food and money to help keep The Catholic Worker afloat. Read it after the jump:

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TCC Video: Love is the Glue | The Institute for Church Life at ND

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Are you a catechist, music minister, deacon, lay minister, high school theology teacher, priest, sister or bishop looking for further training? Are you the parent of a teenager looking for an opportunity to grow in their faith? Check out the Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame. I’m honored to serve on their Advisory Council. A video about their work and pics after the jump:

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