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The Transcendence of Paul Simon’s Music

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– By Sam Hendrian – Music always has and always will have the power to lift up our souls towards the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. The songs of legendary musician Paul Simon have achieved this noble purpose multiple times throughout the years. Fueled by poignant spiritual pondering and immense emotional honesty, much of Simon’s music speaks to the deep …

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Seven Valentine’s Movies for the Seven Heavenly Virtues

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–By Sam Hendrian– Valentine’s Day (and Lent) is here, and chocolate (and people giving up chocolate) abounds. While the word “love” has been grossly commercialized and abused throughout history, it is important to remember its true meaning and purpose: the selfless giving of one’s self. As my favorite high school teacher once challenged us, “sacrificial love” is redundant. Immersing ourselves …

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25 Films with Hidden Christian Themes

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– By Sam Hendrian – While Hollywood has produced a good share of well-made movies that are clearly Christian through-and-through (A Man For All Seasons, The Passion of the Christ), it has also produced countless other gems that are deeply Christian at their core despite not looking so on the surface. Here are 25 excellent films that convey various Christian themes …

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Chutzpah: What Famous Filmmakers Have in Common

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– 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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How to Respond to Atheists

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …