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McGrath Institute receives Lilly Endowment grant for parish ministry enrichment programs

Author: Meg Mirshak

The McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded $1 million by Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand programs for ordained and lay pastoral leaders in a shifting ministry landscape. As recipient of planning funds for the Thriving in Ministry Initiative, the McGrath Institute will expand its summer program for diocesan priests and initiate a program that supports the professional and pastoral leadership development of lay ministers early in their careers. Read More

Arts and Letters students awarded funding for summer internships in medicine, law, finance, and art education

Author: Teagan Dillon

With skills forged in the classroom, Arts and Letters students are well prepared to tackle new opportunities and gain valuable real-world experience through summer internships.

The Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program makes these experiences possible by offering students funding to offset travel and cost-of-living expenses for internships in any industry or location. Read More

Vatican Adviser Says Catholics Must Take Seriously the Biblical Promises to Israel

Author: by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Interview: Why Trump's actions over Jerusalem raise important questions the Church needs to address

President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel delighted white evangelical Christians in the United States, the religious group which voted for him in overwhelmingly high numbers.   Read More

Anticipating the 2018 Synod of Bishops

Author: Leonard J. DeLorenzo

The gathering in Rome in October will focus on young people, the Faith and vocational discernment 

In October 2018, bishops from around the world will gather at the Vatican to discuss the pastoral issues and pressing needs of young people, with a special eye toward how they are being prepared (or not) for the demanding task of “vocational discernment.” The upcoming synod assembly follows naturally from the previous one in 2015 that focused on marriage and the family, prompting Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia Read More