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Chutzpah: What Famous Filmmakers Have in Common

In Culture by Impact Admin

– By Sam Hendrian – There are many roads that lead to a career in the film industry, and almost none of them are straight. This fact may cause young filmmakers to wonder: How do I know what the right path is to take? While taking film courses at a university certainly builds skill-sets and provides much-needed experience, it is still …

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Blessed Are Those Who Watch Christmas Movies

In Culture, Featured by Sam Hendrian

The 8 Beatitudes in 8 Christmas movies  – By Sam Hendrian – ‘Tis once more the season to be jolly… and watch lots and lots of Christmas movies! Of course, we know as Christians that Christmas and the Advent Season are about so much more than cozying up in front of the television and watching a crotchety Santa Claus say, “You’ll …

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7 Scary Movies Catholics Should Watch

In Culture, Featured by Impact Admin

– By Sam Hendrian – With Halloween just around the corner, many folks like to pop-in some scary movies and have a thrillingly good time. While this is certainly a fun tradition, there are many scary films that can turn out to be a complete waste of time or potentially scarring for life. With that being said, there are also many …

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How to Respond to Atheists

In Culture, Featured by Impact Admin

Fr. Andy answers a caller’s question on how to respond to atheists or others who don’t hold the same beliefs as you. Fr. Andy is a Chaldean Catholic priest and Professor of Philosophy at JPCatholic. This video was recorded as part of an interview Fr. Andy did with Catholic Answers which aired on August 11th, 2017. You can find the …

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What Parents Need to Know About Mental Illness

In Culture, Featured, Posts by Impact Admin

In this bonus clip from our discussion on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, guest panelist Luke Maxwell discusses the importance of parents educating their children about mental health. To learn more about Luke’s work with suicide prevention and for additional resources visit http://www.ucantberased.com/ For the full panel discussion on 13 Reasons Why click here.

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13 Reasons Why – Panel Discussion

In Culture by John LaCrosse

Our panel discusses Netflix’s recent controversial show, 13 Reasons Why. Join Professor Chris Riley, JPCatholic Alumna KristenMary Meiser, Public Speaker Luke Maxwell, and your host, Josh Reznicek as they discuss the potential risks and advantages that the show presents. (NOTE: Contains Spoilers)

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Future of Work in an Automated Age

In Culture by John LaCrosse

Are robots stealing our jobs? Three of JPCatholic’s faculty discuss the promises and perils of the automation of labor. Join Dr. Kincaid, Dr. Harmon, and Dr. Peterson as they discuss culture, leisure, education, and what happens when our jobs become outsourced to automated robots.

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The Darkest Corners of the Internet

In Carly Twehous, Culture, Featured, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

An Open Discussion on Fan-Fiction Part Two: The Darkest Corners of the Internet By Carly Twehous If we’re going to have an open and frank discussion on fan-fiction, I believe it is important to first get the facts straight. Of the main platforms of fan-fiction distribution—Archive of Our Own (AO3), Tumblr, Fanfiction.net, and LiveJournal—only AO3 has a sufficient enough tagging …

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An Open Discussion on Fan-Fiction

In Carly Twehous, Culture, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

(This is the first in a series of articles, in which JPCatholic student Carly Twehous discusses erotic written pornography, specifically fan-fiction. Through these articles Carly will explore the dangers, addiction, history, and statistics related to this type of fan-fiction and its harmful effects on our culture. Carly is also working on a documentary on this subject.) Part One: A Brief and …

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The Power of Super Hero Stories

In Culture by John LaCrosse

In this bonus clip from our Faculty Insights Interview, filmmaker Nathan Scoggins discusses the role that stories play in bringing good news to audiences, specifically super-hero movies. To watch the entire Faculty Insights Interview with Professor Nathan Scoggins click here. If you like super hero movies, click here to read our review of the new superhero movie Logan.