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February 2015

First-Person Faith

Our upcoming Lenten series features a number of personal vignettes from participants in our programs. Read more about the Collegeville Institute's first-person approach to theological discourse.

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A Broader Public

Interested in reaching a broader public with your writing? Join the editors of Religion Dispatches, the internet’s premier forum for thoughtful discussion of religion in the public sphere, for a summer workshop.

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Words for Worship

We are now welcoming applications for the summer writing workshop: Words for Worship: A Liturgical Writing Workshop with Michael Joncas and Susan Briehl. Come further your skill in writing for the Church!

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Dei Verbum Fifty Years Out

Join us for Vatican II and Ecumenism, Part IV. Keynote speaker Dr. Harold W. Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School from 2002 to 2012, will reflect on the significance of Dei Verbum—Vatican II’s Constitution on Divine Revelation.

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When Jesus says “love those who persecute you,” does he mean we should love microbes as well?

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