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Alumni Spotlight: Joseph Block

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

–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

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

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 …

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A Culmination of Skills: Graduating Students Tackle Final Projects

The following short films and documentaries are Senior Projects and MBA Thesis Projects of students at John Paul the Great Catholic University graduating in 2017.  Both undergraduate and graduate students at JPCatholic must complete an extensive project that builds upon all the skills they have learned in their studies. Please use the links provided to learn more about each project.  To learn …

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Connected to Humanity: Olivia Nelson’s Hollywood Story

— By Hannah Dorss– Olivia Nelson graduated from John Paul the Great Catholic University with a Communications Media degree in 2015. After working in Hollywood for a year, she is now living and working in Georgia, where she is currently co-writing a children’s film. Olivia Nelson loves working in the film industry not because it’s a glamorous lifestyle, but because …