Catholic Comments Podcast

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.

The “Meaning” of the Cross

Dr. Julia Feder reflects upon the meaning of the cross in the light of Holy Week and contemporary theological conversation.

Feder is Assistant Professor of Theology at Creighton University.

The Passion According to John

Dr. Sherri Brown discusses the distinctive features of the Passion according to the Gospel of John.

Brown teaches Biblical Studies at Creighton University and is a co-host of Catholic Comments.