The Catholic University of America

Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., chaplain, was interviewed by the National Catholic Register on how Catholic colleges are celebrating the Year of Mercy. See below.

Catholic Colleges Get Running Start on Year of Mercy

From: National Catholic Register
Date: Dec. 9, 2015
Author: Peter Jesserer Smith

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CUA’s campus ministry, in addition to promoting existing initiatives for students to carry out the corporal works of mercy, will be developing programming about the “Jubilee Door” at the adjacent Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and obtaining the plenary indulgence. The campus is also planning an event that will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death of St. Maximillian Kolbe, who gave his life at the Auschwitz death camp to save the life of another.

“It’s not about a program, but it is about an encounter with Christ,” Father DeAngelo said. One of the events will feature a speaker who was able to resolve his homeless situation and now helps other homeless persons as well — but it all happened because one CUA student took a genuine personal interest in him and who he was.

“It’s not just about doing the work of the Lord through feeding the hungry, but, in fact, is an encounter with the person that is transformative.”

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