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How Catholics Can Bridge the Divide with Protestants

Dr. John Kincaid, Professor of Theology and Scripture at JPCatholic, discusses how studying and reflecting on the bible will help unify Protestants and Catholics.  This clip is an excerpt from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference held in January 2017.  To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here.  

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Judas’ Successor: Did the Apostles Make a Mistake?

This is a clip from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference. Dr. Michael Barber answers the question of why the apostles chose Judas’ successor by casting lots and whether that was a mistake.  To listen to all the talks from the conference click here.

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The Human Person as Gift – Lecture by Dr. Michael Barber

This lecture was given by JPCatholic’s Dr. Michael Barber, at the “Footsteps in Faith” Conference on February 4th and 5th, 2017. Both Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hahn were guest speakers at this year’s conference. The conference was held in Lubbock, Texas, and this year’s theme was “The Human Family…Reflection of the Holy Trinity.”  

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Do You Believe?

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for the third Sunday of Easter (April 30, 2017).  In this week’s Gospel we hear about the Road to Emmaus.  Fr. Pagano reminds us that Christ wants to journey with us, just as he did with his two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese …

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How is God Merciful to Doubting Thomas?

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for this upcoming Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday (April 23, 2017). He reminds us that Jesus desires to come to us in our doubt and sin, just like he came to St. Thomas, to draw us into a deeper relationship with him. Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. …

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Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Moeller

Position: Lead Catechist for RCIA at St. John Neumann Catholic Church Year of Graduation: 2016 Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? I am the lead catechist for our RCIA program.  The most rewarding part is the love and deep friendships I have developed with people who are becoming Catholic.  It has …

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Alumni Spotlight: Myles Creek

Myles Creek is a 2016 graduate of the Masters of Arts in Biblical Theology program at John Paul the Great Catholic University. He is now teaching theology to students at a Catholic high school in Lafayette. The Masters of Arts in Biblical Theology program at John Paul the Great Catholic University challenged Myles Creek both intellectually and spiritually. Though Myles …

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Alumni Spotlight: Brian Chu

— By Hannah Dorss — Brian Chu left John Paul the Great Catholic University with much more than just an MA in Biblical Theology. In fact, he says his time here deepened his relationship with God and helped him discover how to connect theology and prayer. His journey began while studying history at UCSD, when Brian became fascinated with church …

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Alumni Spotlight: Heather Fasnacht

— By Hannah Dorss — Heather Fasnacht credits an undergraduate theology class at the University of Louisiana with deepening her faith and changing her direction in life. It ultimately led her to pursue an MA in Biblical Theology at John Paul the Great Catholic University, which she described as an adventure and incredible leap of faith. Before her first theology …

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Film Students Travel to ‘Endor’ to Shoot ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film

–By Denis Grasska — (Originally published in The Southern Cross) SAN DIEGO — During the first day of production on his most recent film, Preston Yarger was concerned for the well-being of his cast and crew. “It was 40 degrees and raining all day long, and everyone was soaked to the bone and just completely shivering,” the 21-year-old recalled. But as it turned …