Alissa Thorell

About Alissa Thorell

Alissa Thorell holds an MTS in Theology, Biotechnology, and Ethics from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies. She also holds a BA in Theology and Catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Besides teaching for Catholic Distance University, Professor Thorell is also a curriculum reviewer for the Subcommittee on the Catechism at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

True Thanksgiving

The word “eucharist” may be defined in a few ways, but one of the original translations from the Greek is “thanksgiving” or “to give thanks.”[1. Cf. CCC 1328.] In modern culture, we often associate thankfulness with a sense of being happy … [Read more...]

A Christmas Reflection

Praying with the liturgical calendar can bear much fruit. Taking the time to ponder the purposes and mysteries behind the historical events of the Nativity and all that followed gives us a chance to consider anew how our own lives are … [Read more...]