Catholic Comments Podcast


Saint Benedict – Repost


Rev. William Harmless discusses the life and legacy of Saint Benedict.

The program mentions the following items that may be of interest to listeners:

* The Benedictine Order
* The Cistercians
* Liturgical Press
* Saint John’s Abbey
* The Saint John’s Bible

The program first appeared in 2009.

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.