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Spring programs at the Catholic Information Center

Image: Lent/Easter Program Brochure coverFind out what's coming up at ​the Catholic Information Center (CIC) - see several featured programs below. For a complete listing of programs, classes and events, visit

Best Kept Secrets of Religion:  A Faith Response to "Garden Variety Anxiety" 

Wednesday, May 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Father Joachim Lally, CSP
Just what are we "vaguely anxious" about? Do we frequently look for "distractions" to help us deal with our anxieties about loneliness, aging, political issues, nuclear proximity, etc.? What is the primary difference between "anxiety" and "fear"? Any connection with the issues of alcohol, drugs, occasional "emotional meltdowns"? How do our religious practices possibly hinder or relieve these vague anxieties?  CFD:  Spirituality ($10 donation requested)
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Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible

Tuesday, May 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D.
What lessons might we learn about wisdom and growing older from the Bible? Is it true that wisdom comes with age or can we learn about wisdom from young people, too? Join us as we draw lessons from famous (and not so famous) Biblical stories to learn how to gather wisdom and appreciate gifts of blessings and burdens, patience and laughter, and reaping and sowing. 
CFD:  Spirituality ($10 donation requested)
This program will be live streamed at
Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., is Professor of History at Kean University in Union, NJ. His recent books from Paulist Press include Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible, 101 Questions and Answers on Popes and the Papacy plus the companion volumes Renewing Christianity and The General Councils.

The Virtue of Resilience

Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Father Bill Edens, CSP
Life’s many challenges create the small deaths and rebirths that characterize human life.  So often it seems that we will not make it through the current crisis.  But a glance back on our life reminds us that we have weathered many challenges.  Each of these times of adversity, trauma, or tragedy have called forth resilience - the spiritual, psychological, and emotional flexibility that has allowed us to grow and thrive in the midst of unforeseen struggles. In this session we learn how to utilize the skills of recruiting, reframing, and resolving in building the virtue of resilience and finding the healing that will make us whole. 
CFD:  Spirituality ($10 donation requested)
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Blessed Stanley Rother

Tuesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Father Steve Dudek
Father Stanley Rother was an Oklahoma priest who was killed in his parish rectory in Guatemala on July 28, 1981.  Pope Francis officially acknowledged Fr. Stanley’s martyrdom, making him the first recognized martyr to have been born in the United States. Fr. Dudek shares the story of a remarkable man’s selflessness and kindness in the mist of the violent Guatemalan civil war.  
CFD: Evangelization ($10 donation requested)