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Press Play: Dr. Melodie Wyttenbach

Audrey Scott on Monday, 08 April 2019.

Press Play Alliance for Catholic Education

Welcome back to Press Play, ACE’s new segment highlighting the latest and greatest publications coming out of the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Consider this part of the newsletter a movie trailer for the literary world.

Spoiler Alert: We look forward to sharing a bit about the book and its author—just enough to pique your interest—then we’ll race you to the bookstore.

See you on the last page!

2019 Lenten Reflections - 5th Sunday of Lent

Fr. Lou DelFra, C.S.C. on Sunday, 07 April 2019.

Read this Sunday's Gospel

In this Sunday’s Gospel, a woman is caught breaking the sixth commandment, and John the Evangelist offers us the rather odd detail that, in response to the Pharisees’ questions as to what should be done to her, Jesus simply hunches over and begins to write in the ground with his finger.

2019 Lenten Reflections - 4th Sunday of Lent

Kate Schuenke-Lucien M.A., Ph.D. Candidate on Sunday, 31 March 2019.

Read this Sunday's Gospel

The Gospel reading for this 4th Sunday of Lent, the parable of the prodigal son, is likely familiar.

A son leaves home, squanders his inheritance, and returns in shame to the unexpected and infinitely gracious embrace of his father. Against the protests of his loyal son who’s worked at his side all the years his younger brother was partying, the father plans a lavish feast to welcome his lost son home.

2019 Lenten Reflections - 3rd Sunday of Lent

Erin Rosario on Saturday, 23 March 2019.

Read this Sunday's Gospel

In the Gospel on this Third Sunday of Lent we hear a parable in which a wealthy landowner is disgusted with a fig tree repeatedly failing to bear fruit. Outraged, the man demands that his gardener cut down the tree. The gardener, however, pleads with his supervisor, believing another year of cultivation will help the frail fig tree flourish.

Sister Norma Pimentel to Present at 2nd Annual Adelante Conference

on Thursday, 21 March 2019.

By: Melissa Pavloff

Adelante 2019 Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ

The Alliance for Catholic Education’s Catholic School Advantage and the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies will co-host the second annual Adelante conference from June 30 - July 2, 2019.

Featuring a wide variety of topics and presenters, the conference seeks to provide a platform for strategic discussion of various ways in which Catholic schools can expand efforts to embrace, educate and empower Latino families.

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