Catholic Comments Podcast

Perpetua and Felicitas – Repost

In this program hosts John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright discuss the early Christian martyrs Perpetua and Felicitas.

The stories of the martyrdoms of these two women are exteremely important sources for our knowledge of the history of earliest Christianity.  The stories also maintian a remarkable ablity to move people, even after nearly two thousand years.

The feast day of Perpetual and Felicitas is March 7th.

This program first appeared in 2010

Jazz Improvisation and Theology

Jason Bivens reflects on the relationship between jazz and religion.

Bivens, who teaches at North Carolina State University,  was on Creighton’s campus as a participant in the 2017 Ignite Talks. 


Ancient Monk and Modern Walls

Rebecca Krawiec joins John O’Keefe and David McPherson to discuss what ancient monasticism has to say about the role of borders and walls in our lives.

Krawiec is Professor of Religious Studies and Theology at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Krawiec’s IGNITE talk at Creighton is available here.

The Presentation of the Lord – Repost

On February 2nd the Church celebrates the feast of The Presentation of the Lord, which has been combined with the feast of the Purification of Mary.  The feast has also been known historically as “Candlemas.”

Dr. Eileen Burke Sullivan of the theology department at Creighton joins hosts John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright to reflect on the meaning and significance of this day.

This program first appeared in 2010.

“Just Peace” not “Just War”

In this program Sherri Brown and John O’Keefe interview Eli McCarthy about the emerging tradition of  “Just Peace” as a replacement to the old “Just War” tradition.

McCarthy  the Director of Justice and Peace for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, which is the leadership conference of all the U.S. Catholic men’s religious orders. He also teaches at Georgetown University in Justice and Peace Studies.

For more information about the Just Peace movement, visit the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative.

Evolving Catholic Teaching about the Death Penalty

Program host Wendy Wright interviews Dr. Julia Fleming about evolving Catholic teaching about the death penalty and other forms of illegitimate punishment.

Fleming teaches moral theology at Creighton University.