The UnCommon Good with Bo Bonner and Dr. Bud Marr

The UnCommon Good with Bo Bonner and Dr. Bud Marr

A show about the Common Good (which is an uncommon topic--get it?), the Social Teaching of the Church, Servant Leadership, and the Social Reign of Jesus Christ.
Weekly Wednesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am on Iowa Catholic Radio!

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    The End of Time -- 11/28/18

    Foolish Gratitude at the End of Time: Bo and Bud discuss “the end of time,” both liturgically (the last week before Advent) and historically (the time after the coming of Christ) and how this shifts both our love and attachment to this world.

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    Teaching through Poetry -- Matthew Mehan -- 11/21/18

    Matthew Mehan began teaching at The Heights School in 2000 and is the director of the Jackson Scholars senior thesis program. Matthew is also a fellow of the Center for Thomas More Studies, and he has been named The Worsham Teaching Fellow of Hillsdale College’s Washington DC Allan P. Kirby, Jr., Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship.

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    The Gifts of the Church -- Dr. Ryan Topping -- 11/14/18

    The Gifts of the Church, an interview with Dr. Ryan Topping, professor of Theology and Vice-President and Academic Dean at Newman Theological College, Edmonton. Dr. Topping speaks about his new book, The Gift of the Church, volume 1: How Catholicism Transformed the History and Soul of the West. In terms of the Common Good, the episodes how many goods even the Secular world enjoys are "gifts" from the Church, and how this robot understanding of Church history appealed to the guest and hosts as converts.

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    12 Marching Orders -- Bo and Bud --12/07/18

    Bo and Bud discuss how politics does not end, but only begins after an election. And what should Catholics be up to? We turned to the 12 Apostles for their prayers, and then consider the 4 Last Things, the 4 sins that cry to heaven for vengeance, and the 4 Cardinal Virtues as places to start living "in the world but not of the world."

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    Suffering & Death: The Halloween Episode! -- Dr. Bob Schuchts & Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble FSP -- 10/31/18

    Suffering & Death: The Halloween Episode! Interviews with Dr. Bob Schuchts & Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble FSP. Its Halloween, so to keep with the spirit of the day, we first talk about how we can suffer well and faithfully with Dr. Bob Schuchts, founder of the John Paul II Healing Center and author of Be Healed: Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life, and Be Transformed: The Healing Power of the Sacraments. Second, we talk about "memento mori," keeping death in mind as we go through live with Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble FSP, who is "twitter famous" for being the "Nun who has a skull on her desk," who has tweeted her journey at @pursuedbytruth, and has the "Remember Your Death: Memento Mori Journal" being published on All Souls Day, Nov. 2nd 2018.

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    The Good News For The Common Good -- Cathy Duffy -- 10/24/18

    The Good News For The Common Good, an interview with Cathy Duffy, author of the book "Everyday Evangelism for Catholics: A Practical Guide to Spreading the Faith in a Contemporary World." We talk about the implications for the Common Good regarding Evangelizing the Faith, and practical considerations regarding how we can do that better in our current social climate.

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    Debt and Redemption -- Gabriel Sanchez -- 10/11/18

    An interview with Gabriel Sanchez, editor for Angelus Press and an attorney for the Maul Law Group in Grand Rapid, MI. We discuss the difficulties people in debt face, the options they have for help, and the Catholic basis in Scripture and Tradition for aiding those in monetary distress and finding relief for those laboring under the weight of debt.

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    Paradox of Individualism -- Brandon McGinley -- 10/03/18

    An Interview with Brandon McGinley, writer and editor, regarding the "deep cut" of a 2013 article he wrote that has more relevance today than ever. How is it that individualism, the liberal ordering of the state, and the myth of neutrality actually ends up in more clannish, tribal behavior, and how being forthrightly Catholic may become easier the less the modern world "works." Read more at

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    Desire and the Common Good -- Pater Edmund Waldstein -- 09/26/18

    An interview with Pater Edmund Waldstein, Cistercian Monk and Vice-Rector of the Seminary in Heiligenkreuz, Austria, and editor of We discuss the concrete and practical considerations of "the good" for most people, and how those beginnings flower into full fledged understandings of the Common Good, along with that stand in our way of fully comprehending the relationship between personal goods and the common good.

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