Lenten Resources


Prayer Enrichment Guide

Explore seven traditional forms of prayer with the Prayer Enrichment Guidebook.

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Liturgy of the Hours:
A Guide to Night Prayer for Lent

Join the daily prayer of the Catholic Church, and gather after sunset to pray that the Lord will give us another day to sing His praises.

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A Scriptural Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent:
A Guide for Bible Study and Faith Sharing

Guide groups into prayerful reflection of Scripture and substantive faith sharing as part of the Lenten journey.

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Behold, Believe, Become by Timothy O'Malley

Behold, Believe, Become

Preorders are now available for "Behold, Believe, Become," a new book by Timothy O'Malley, Ph.D. that shows readers how to see differently–through newly formed habits of contemplation–fifteen ordinary, physical things that the Church uses at Mass to point us toward Christ. 

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Engaging Catholicism

Books in the Engaging Catholicism series help readers discover the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith through a concise exploration of the Church’s most important but often difficult-to-grasp doctrines, as well as crucial pastoral and spiritual practices. 

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The McGrath Newsletter

The McGrath Institute's newsletter includes information about online theology courses, free resources, virtual programming, Institute news, program updates, and more.

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Church Life Journal:
A Digital Journal of Theology, Philosophy, and Culture

Engage with some of the best minds and writers in the Church today.

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McGrath Institute Blog:
Insights for Living and Handing On the Faith

Discover new ways to live out the fullness and richness of your faith.

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Church Life Today:
A Radio Show and Podcast

Hear from pastoral leaders and scholars about some of the most important theological, social, and ministerial issues in the Church.

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Research Reports

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How Americans Understand Abortion: A Comprehensive Interview Study of Abortion Attitudes in the U.S.

This landmark study is a must-read for anyone committed to understanding not only what Americans believe about abortion, but how they think about it. 

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Sexual Harassment and Catholic Seminary Culture:
The First Sociological Survey of Seminarians

During summer 2018, the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame approached the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University about conducting a study of sexual harassment, abuse, and misconduct at the Catholic seminaries and houses of formation that form diocesan and religious priests in the United States.

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"Ask your father and he will tell you:"
A Report on American Catholic Religious Parenting

Examine the crucial role of parents in shaping the religious commitment of their children.

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Understanding Former Young Catholics:
Findings from a National Study on American Emerging Adults

Understand what former young Catholics in America think, believe, and feel about religion.

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Fully Equipped for Every Good Work:
A Proposal of Twelve Core Competencies in Ministering to Survivors of Sexual Abuse for Seminary Formation Programs

Examine 12 core competencies needed in seminary formation programs to provide appropriate pastoral care to victim-survivors of clergy sexual abuse and sexual abuse in general.

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Eucharistic Beliefs:
A National Survey of Adult Catholics – A study commissioned by the McGrath Institute for Church Life

Understand what U.S. Catholic adults believe about the Real Presence.

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Prayer Guides


Prayer Enrichment Guide

Explore seven traditional forms of prayer with the Prayer Enrichment Guidebook.

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Praying the O Antiphons:
Reflections for Advent

Prepare your hearts during the final days of Advent with theological reflections written for each Antiphon.

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Ministry Materials


Notre Dame Campus Pilgrimage

This self-guided tour of 13 sacred sites on the University of Notre Dame's campus offers a brief overview of the campus landmark, a reflection, and a prayer.

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Celebrating Mary in the Month of May

Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary during the month of May by celebrating a May Crowning in your home. 

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3D Nativity Coloring Kit:
Create your own nativity set

Print, color, and assemble your own nativity set at home or at school.

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Discerning Your Spiritual Gifts:
A Toolkit for Faith Formation

Encourage middle and high school students to discern their gifts and the ways God calls them to serve the world.

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Free Saint Phone Wallpapers

Download six custom phone wallpapers recently featured in our saint devotional blog series.

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Teaching Materials


Faithful Science: Integrating Science & Faith

This guide addresses the relationship between science and faith through four key questions that dispel the misunderstanding that the two are incompatible.

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Digital Conference Resources:
On Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment

Videos, summaries, and discussion questions from Cultures of Formation, our conference held in anticipation of the 2018 Synod of Bishops in Rome.

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Teaching the Saints:
Workbooks for Faith Formation and Education

Turn to the witness of the saints to lead middle school and high school students toward a deeper sense of God's invitation to follow Him.

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Teaching Human Dignity Series

Incorporate life and human dignity issues into existing high school curriculum with these one of a kind resources.

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