Making the same mistake time and again is discouraging. It’s even worse when it hurts others, and double worse when it’s your fault. You hear voices in your head whispering that it’s an endless cycle and you can’t see a way out because all the data you’ve got to go on is yourself failing over […]

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What do ten graduate students, a professor, an animal trainer, a U.S. Navy Seal, and numerous Hollywood professionals all have in common? If you had asked me that question a year ago, I probably would have looked at you a bit quizzically. Fast forward a bit and my answer would be completely different; the cause […]

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This article is republished with permission from The Letterbox. When I was young I was one of the kids who every now and then had to keep the hall lights on. There was always the shadow on the wall that looked like a hooded figure, or the dark closet where an evil entity could be lurking, […]

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Dear Youth Ministers, Confirmation Teachers, and Catholic Educators: ”What ‘way’ do the media point out? What ‘truth’ do they propose? What ‘life’ do they offer?” These are the questions Saint John Paul II posed to the Church on the 31st World Communications Day, and in 2014 they are more relevant than ever. In our day and […]

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Pain Demands to be Felt

June 25, 2014 Alumni Posts

This article is republished with permission from The Letterbox. What’s the deal with The Fault In Our Stars? If you go see it over the next few weekends, or saw it over the past few weekends, and if you are a male (don’t mean to stereotype or anything, generalizations can be useful at times), you may […]

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4 reasons why you should watch “Catch” this Father’s Day

June 13, 2014 Joe Houde

Catch is a new short film directed by David Henrie, a 24-year old Catholic actor/director perhaps best known for his roles in The Wizards of Waverly Place and How I Met Your Mother.  The former Disney channel star gets behind the camera for his first major directorial project, a story reminding us of the important role a […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Emily VonSydow

June 2, 2014 Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic.  The interviews explore the challenges they face within their industry, their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business and media.  Today we interview Emily VonSydow (BS Entrepreneurial Business ’11) 1. Where do you work?  I work at Bop Design, a […]

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Dallas Buyers Club and the Call to Holiness

May 28, 2014 Alumni Posts

This isn’t so much a reflection on the film Dallas Buyers Club as it is the product of inspiration brought on by watching the film Dallas Buyers Club. The film is very much worth your time, although I’m sad to say there are several gratuitous scenes that do not deserve your attention. They exist to […]

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Is There Such a Thing as a Must-See Movie?

May 15, 2014 Student Posts

People often compile lists of “must-see” movies.  These are the movies us film fans are supposed to feel ashamed that we haven’t gotten around to watching.  Is there really such a thing as a must-see movie?  The simple answer is no because this is not life or death.  What about for cinephiles, though, and their […]

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“You Are Littler” – My Encounters With A Saint

May 9, 2014 Alumni Posts

Pope John Paul II affected millions of people during his papacy. He connected with youth in the most amazing manner and helped them feel proud to be Catholic.  I am one of the youth that he most affected. After twelve pilgrimages to Rome since the Jubilee of 2000, praying for him in St. Peter’s Square as […]

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