Faith on the Quad
July 21, 2009
Lessons from Manual Labor
By Sean McPherson

“The Lord God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it.” (Gen. 2:15)?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /


As the hot sun beat down on my neck and the sweat dripped from my brow, I put the umpteenth shovelful of dirt into a wheelbarrow. Over and over again I underwent the same process: dig, scoop, lift, and dump. This is just one of the many tasks of manual labor I take on every summer, along...

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July 14, 2009
The Hour of Mercy
By Anthony Thomas

"...as often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world - mercy triumphed over justice." Jesus to St. Faustina

How easy it is to become absorbed in the...

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July 07, 2009
Choosing to Love
By Beth LeDuc

I taught Totus Tuus last summer. Totus Tuus is a program utilized by several dioceses around the United States in which a group of four college students travels from parish to parish to teach week-long sessions to both grade school and high school students. The four teachers form a team which becomes both the biggest blessing – and the biggest lesson of the summer. ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /

As a teacher, I didn’t get to choose my team....

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June 30, 2009
By Michelle Bauman

Ah, summer! That wonderful time each year when students get to relax and take a break from their hard work and strenuous studies. But for many college students, summer is not simply about relaxing. Rather, many students use their free months to work, whether at a work-study job for school, an internship for college credit, or simply a job at a local restaurant or movie theater.

The Catechism tells us, "In work, the person exercises and fulfills in part the potential inscribed in his...

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June 23, 2009
A Christian's Summer Work-Out
By Sean McPherson

Summer break is an extraordinary feeling for all of us students, whether we are in 1st grade or 15th. The relief from rigorous academics, more free time, and the warm weather satisfies all but few. Summer itself has always been my favorite season. Since I was eight years old I have played competitive summer baseball, but this year, graduating from high school, I did not. Not playing has really given me a break during the summer for the first time in a while.

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June 09, 2009
The Message in the Closet
By Beth LeDuc

Last weekend before I went on a retreat, I decided to clean out my room.  It looked spectacular – it was vacuumed, the bed was made, and everything was neatly organized in preparation for the friends my family was going to host that Friday. It felt good to leave knowing I was going to come back to the peace of a clean room. ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /

As I was on my way home last night I receive a message from my younger sister which said:...

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May 26, 2009
Working for Peace
By Michelle Bauman

Pope Benedict XVI recently concluded an eight-day visit to the Holy Land, during which he again and again proclaimed a message of peace, healing and reconciliation for both the regional and universal Church. During his flight to the Holy Land, interviewers asked the Pope about the contribution he could offer to the peace process in the Middle East. The Holy Father responded, "I shall seek to contribute to peace not as an individual but in the name of the Catholic Church, and of the Holy See....

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April 28, 2009
Easter in Rome: A Catholic Experience
By Michelle Bauman

I have spent this semester studying abroad in Rome, and it has been a wonderful experience. Over the last four months, I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel all over Europe, as well as to spend time really getting to know the Eternal City. Of the many wonderful things I have been able to do, one of the highlights of the semester has definitely been attending all the Papal activities over the Easter Triduum this year.

Easter Sunday Mass with Pope Benedict XVI was an...

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April 07, 2009
Nothing Else Matters
By Beth LeDuc

Holy week is a time to remember the great suffering Christ endured for us. The scourging, the crowning, the mocking, the whipping, the nailing: Jesus endured all these things before bowing his head to die.

During these next few days our focus will be on this great and sorrowful suffering. However, the thought of an approaching Easter should not escape our hearts. Our faith depends not only on this Lenten suffering, but also on the joyful resurrection. We have sacrificed our snacks, naps,...

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March 31, 2009
Notre Dame and Obama: Celebration or Scandal?
By Michelle Bauman

On Friday, March 20, the University of Notre Dame released the news that United States President Barack Obama will deliver the school’s commencement address this May.  In addition, the University announced its intent to award Obama an honorary doctoral degree at the ceremony.  This controversial decision has gained much publicity in recent days, making headlines in both Catholic and secular news.  Widespread protest groups have made their voices heard, and an online petition has gathered...

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