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Giving Back…

In honor of the Mercy Month celebration taking place on the Mercyhurst University campuses, the alumni relations team worked with the service learning office to host a Mercyhurst community service project this past Saturday. Mercyhurst students, alumni, and employees gathered at the Multicultural Community Resource Center (MCRC), a local non-profit helping refugees settle in to [...]

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Advent Reflections – Dr. Thomas J. Gamble

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “All [people] of whatever race, condition or age, in virtue of their dignity as human persons, have an inalienable right to education. This education should be suitable to the particular destiny of the individuals, adapted to their ability, sex and national cultural traditions, and should be conducive to [...]

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Advent Reflections – Sr. Lisa Mary McCartney, RSM, Ph.D.

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “In the light of the foregoing factors there appears the dichotomy of a world that is at once powerful and weak, capable of doing what is noble and what is base, disposed to freedom and slavery, progress and decline, brotherhood and hatred. [Humanity] is growing conscious that the [...]

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Advent Reflections – Missy Lang

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “Before it can begin, all dialogue presupposes that an attitude of sympathy and openness between those who take part has been brought about by more or less spontaneous contacts and exchanges, in the details of ordinary daily life. It is in the context of human relationships, which can [...]

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Advent Reflections – Dave Hewett

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “Access to the sacred Scriptures ought to be wide open to the Christian faithful.” (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation) By Dave Hewett Thinking back, I still have to laugh … well, chuckle at least. Knowing that this was just part of God’s plan for me, I still have [...]

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Advent Reflections – Mary Gavacs

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “From the fact of their union with Christ the head flows the laymen’s right and duty to be apostles. Inserted as they are in the Mystical Body of Christ by baptism and strengthened by the Holy Spirit in confirmation, it is by the Lord himself that they are [...]

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Advent Reflections – Dr. Gil Jacobs

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “A special responsibility for the proper use of the means of social communication rests on journalists, writers, actors, designers, producers, exhibitors, distributors, operators, sellers, critics – all those, in a word, who are involved in the making and transmission of communications in any way whatever. It is clear [...]

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Advent Reflections – Dr. Brian Ripley

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “The Council further declares that the right to religious freedom is based on the very dignity of the human person as known through the revealed word of God and by reason itself.” (Declaration on Religious Liberty) By Dr. Brian Ripley I spent the fall semester of my freshman [...]

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Advent Reflections – Fr. Jim Piszker

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II  ”Nevertheless the liturgy is the summit towards which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the fount from which all her power flows.” (The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)  By Fr. Jim Piszker With the changes that are occurring with the Roman Missal, the above [...]

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