Catholic Comments Podcast

The Call to Business and Contemplation

Dr. Michael Naughton discusses the relationship between contemplative leisure and the vocation of business.

Naughton is Professor of Catholic Studies and the Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas. He is also the holder of the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas.

Jesuit Universities and Racial Justice

Dr. Fred Pestello discusses the efforts of Saint Louis University to deal with a protest/occupation crisis that erupted on SLU’s campus following the 2014 shooting death Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri.   Pestello, who is President of SLU, led an effort to deal with the crisis in a way consistent with the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the university.

The Feast of the Ascension – Repost

Dr. Eileen Burke-Sullivan discusses the feast of the Ascension of Lord. Burke-Sullivan points out that, liturgically, the Ascension is as important as Christmas, but most people are unaware of the feast’s significance.

This program first appeared in 2010.

Francis J. Moloney on the Salesians of Don Bosco

The Rev. Professor Francis J. Moloney discusses the history and charism of the Salesians of Don Bosco, which is his own religious order.

Moloney is Senior Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University.

St. Athanasius – Repost

Professor Khaled Anatolios of the the University of Notre Dame discusses  the remarkable life of St. Athanasius.  Born at the end of the third century (ca. 298), Athanasius is most known for his contribution to the creation of the Nicene Creed. He was also the author of The Life of Anthony, an extremely important work about the early monastic movement.

This program was first posted 2011. At that time, Professor Anatolios was on the faculty of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. We are re-posting it today in honor of the feast of St. Athanasius, which is Tuesday of this week.



Ignatian Perspectives on Difficult Conversations

Dr. Christopher Pramuk discusses an Ignatian approach to having difficult  conversations.

Pramuk teaches Systematic Theology at Xavier University.