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Joseph Susanka

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Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999.

In early 2003, he decided to pursue his growing interest in film, attending night classes in screenwriting, cinematography, and film history at Los Angeles City College for two years. (It was during this time that he came to more fully appreciate how just patient, supportive, and saintly his wife is—a fact for which he fears he can never be suitably grateful.) 

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If a little evil can work for good, why not a little more? Read More »

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