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02

Mar

2019

Professors Gareau Share Love Story at Agape Latte

by Tom Flanagan

 

On February 5, in an evening spent laughing down memory lane, Professors Brian and Tara Gareau sat down at Agape Latte to share their love story with a crowd of Boston College students. Prepared with a medley of photographs and anecdotes, the Gareau duo took turns reminiscing on their journey so far. Theirs was not an everyday love story, however, for as the audience quickly learned, the Gareaus are not your everyday couple.

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Thu

28

Feb

2019

Increase in Student Desire for the Eucharist at Boston College

Adoration at Cushing Chapel Boston College
Adoration at Cushing Chapel

by Mathieu Ronayne

 

Boston College has witnessed an increase in opportunities to engage with the sacraments and develop personal prayer life this semester, and particularly over the month of February. Access to many of the Church’s foundational sacraments are already well-established on campus and nearby: daily Masses at St. Mary’s, Candlelight Mass at St. Joe’s, confession, Latin Mass organized by Una Voce, (Boston College's Latin Mass Society), and various other activities. Through primarily student-led initiatives, access to other forms of worship has grown through Adoration, Taize prayer, and other informal prayer groups.

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Thu

28

Feb

2019

Gasson Lecture Highlights Pioneer of Modern Catholic Political Engagement

Henry Edward Cardinal Manning seen in his study from this 1893 illustration
Henry Edward Cardinal Manning seen in his study from this 1893 illustration

by Jonathan Gaworski

 

On Wednesday, February 13, Fr. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. delivered the Spring Gasson Lecture in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. Fr. von Arx focused his talk on the social and political engagement of 19th century British clergyman Henry Edward Cardinal Manning. Like his contemporary, John Henry Cardinal Newman, Cardinal Manning was a convert to the Catholic Church from Anglicanism. But unlike Newman, Manning made his mark on the Catholic Church through his ecclesiastical leadership, rather than through theological and intellectual prowess.

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Thu

28

Feb

2019

Massimo Faggioli and Rafael Luciani Discuss Global Catholic Church

by David O'Neill

 

On January 30, the Irish Room in Gasson Hall found itself with more guests than seats for a talk entitled “Global Catholicism.” The speakers were Dr. Massimo Faggioli and Dr. Rafael Luciani. The event was put on by the College Theology Society, and co-hosted by the School of Theology and Ministry and the Theology Department in the Morrissey College.

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Sun

24

Feb

2019

Upcoming “Sing It to the Heights” Will Benefit St. Columbkille School

Tickets for the event will benefit the St. Columbkille Partnership School, students of which are pictured here with Fr. Leahy
Tickets for the event will benefit the St. Columbkille Partnership School, students of which are pictured here with Fr. Leahy

by Adriana Watkins

 

For the last 15 years, Boston College students have faced off in a friendly singing competition, staged—literally—by the members of the Emerging Leader Program (ELP). All proceeds from “Sing It to the Heights,” which will take place this Thursday, will be donated to the musical arts program at Boston’s St. Columbkille Partnership School. Last year’s competition raised approximately $4,000, and as the day of the competition approaches, organizers and contestants alike are hoping for an even stronger turnout this week.

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Tue

19

Feb

2019

BC Video Premiere Explores Jean Vanier’s L’Arche Mission

by Adriana Watkins

 

Despite the hundreds of miles between Boston and Trosly-Breuil, France, philanthropist Jean Vanier was able to address a Boston College audience on February 13 through prerecorded interview. The audience gathered to hear Vanier speak about his mission in founding L’Arche, a network of homes for the intellectually disabled. The BC-exclusive debut of the video was sponsored by The Church in the 21st Center, which will release the content online during Lent.

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Wed

30

Jan

2019

Northeast Jesuit Province Releases Sexual Abuse History

by Tess Daniels

 

Following a trend of many U.S. provinces, on January 15, the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus released a list of past and present members with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. The list, containing 50 names, dates from the 1950s to 1997. At least 32 of the allegations were first reported in or after the 2002 investigations, when a series of Boston Globe articles systematically exposed clergy abuse and widespread cover-ups. In 2002, the U.S. bishops adopted a zero-tolerance sexual abuse policy, with allegations of past abuse continuing to emerge.

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Wed

30

Jan

2019

A New Peer-Support Mental Health Resource Comes to Boston College

by Oliva Colombo

 

On January 21, a group of students at Boston College officially launched a peer support text hotline, Lean On Me (LOM), to address the growing need for mental health resources on campus.  Students can confidentially text the hotline to receive support for non-crisis situations and be connected to a trained peer supporter.

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