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A Pauline Reflection on Lectio Divina

— By John Kincaid, Professor of Theology — Based on the title of this blog entry, you might be asking yourself: what is lectio divina? In addition, for those who know what lectio divina is, you might be asking: where does Paul address the topic of lectio divina? In this blog entry, I will attempt to answer these two questions, …

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The Top 10 Most Underrated Films of 2016

Renard’s 10 Most Underrated Films of 2016 In life as well as in sports, we root for the underdog, either because we are underdogs ourselves or because we cannot stand even the smallest of injustices. Today, I am going to list my most underrated films of 2016 and briefly explain why. Why these films are “underrated” has nothing to do …

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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 …

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“Get Out” Movie Review

— By Renard Bansale– Warning: Potential spoilers ahead…or rather, beneath (Director: Jordan Peele, 2017) As the United States and the world coasts from the aftermath of a most controversial presidential election, many wonder whether the problem of racism has improved between the time that Barack Obama took the reins as the 44th president and this past January when he made …

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Did You Agree With the 2017 Oscar Winners?

What did you think of the Oscar winners? Would you have voted differently? JPCatholic Film Critic Renard Bansale gives his picks below: Written Saturday, February 25th, 2017 If Renard Voted for the 89th Academy Awards (2016) The Oscars are this Sunday and debates and betting contests continue up until that beat of silence while the presenter opens the sealed envelope …

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Reflections from the Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meeting

— By Luke Heintschel — JPCatholic’s motto is Impact Culture for Christ, and we strive to do just that in all of our departments. One of the ways we try to accomplish this goal is by impacting academia. The Society of Biblical Literature is an academic society of professional biblical scholars. At their annual meeting, scholars meet to make connections, …

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Trump and Eloquence in Media

This video clip is part of a larger Faculty Roundtable discussion. In this portion of the discussion, our professors analyze our modern political culture and rhetoric, specifically in regards to Donald Trump’s messages. Their discussion stems from passages of the book “The Mechanical Bride” by Marshall McLuhan. The book was published in 1951 as a study of popular culture at …

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Journey Into the Lenten Desert

Fr. Rich Pagano reflects on the Gospel for Sunday, March 12th. In this week’s reflection, he challenges us to let God guide us out of our comfort zone and into the unknown. Fr. Rich reminds us there is no need to fear, because God helps us overcome everything that holds us back. Fr. Rich is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of …

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Lent: Ashes and the Breath of Life

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for Sunday March 5, 2017. Follow this link to sign up for Fr. Rich’s Lenten Reflection Series put on by his diocese: http://eepurl.com/cwM6Dn Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. Augustine, FL. He is currently enrolled in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing program.

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Praying When You Don’t Feel Like It

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for Sunday Feb. 26, 2017.  Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of St. Augustine, FL. He is currently enrolled in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing.