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Shades Republic: An Alumni Startup on the Rise

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

— By Hannah Dorss — Tyler Pearson is an entrepreneur at heart and a graduate from JPCatholic’s Business program. In 2014, he started a novel, user-inclusive sunglass subscription company with the help of his wife. The company, Shades Republic, exists to permanently solve the problem of lost, broken sunglasses. He and his wife, who is the marketing director of the …

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Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Moeller

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

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: Brian Chu

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

— 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: Myles Creek

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

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: Heather Fasnacht

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

— 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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Alumni Spotlight: Joseph Block

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

Joseph Block’s first assignment after graduating from West Point was at an Army base in Hawaii. He described his life at the time as enjoyable but lacking in virtue. However, Joe said he had no idea that God was about to start working in his life and change it forever. He says God’s grace broke down his walls and prepared …

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

In Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus, Faith, Film, and Culture, Media and Culture, Posts, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

–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 …

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Alumni Spotlight: Fr. Simon Esshaki

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News, Posts by John LaCrosse

Name: Fr. Simon Esshaki Position: Assistant pastor at St. Peter’s Chaldean Catholic Cathedral Degree/Year: MA in Biblical Theology, 2015   Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it?  I am a Catholic priest, so I spend my time administering the sacraments to the people of my parish as well as doing other pastoral work …

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Early: A Reflection on Miscarriage & the Dignity of Life

In Campus News, Posts by John LaCrosse

This post was originally published on the blog “Timmerie: Catholic Speaker and Radio Host.” Timmerie Millington, who runs the blog, is a JPCatholic graduate who works at Life Choice Crisis Pregnancy Center and is the co-host of the Catholic Answers radio show “Hearts and Minds” with Trent Horn. This is a guest post by my dear friend Michelle Pallisco who works …