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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    Bold Canaanites and The Small-Souled People of God: An Interview with Katie Patrizio, Director of Faith Formation at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames, IA.

    Bold Canaanites and The Small-Souled People of God: An Interview with Katie Patrizio, Director of Faith Formation at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames, IA. We discuss Sloth and Magnanimity in the context of the Scripture stories of Caleb and the Canaanite Woman, and the wider communal ramifications for this vice and virtue.

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    The Gift of Those In Need: An Interview with Laura Wenman, Chief Mission Officer for Mercy Medical Center, in Des Moines, IA

    The Gift of Those In Need: An Interview with Laura Wenman, Chief Mission Officer for Mercy Medical Center, in Des Moines, IA. Laura speaks to the Mission difference in Catholic Healthcare, and specifically the way in which "positive obligations" of Catholic healers is not simply a burden, but a beautiful calling, that shapes the way we engage those in their most dire times of need.

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    The Social Imaginary and Death: An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey P. Bishop MD, PHD, Director; Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics

    The Social Imaginary and Death: An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey P. Bishop MD, PHD, Director; Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics. We explore how death has been pushed out of the "middle" of modern lived experience, how language around death and medicine determines how we give care, and how the Church, from the way it speaks to the way it lays out its architecture, can be a voice calling this "social imaginary" into question.

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    Convocation and Community: An Interview With Adam Storey and Justin White of the Diocese of Des Moines Regarding the Recently Convened Catholic Convocation

    Convocation and Community: An Interview With Adam Storey and Justin White of the Diocese of Des Moines Regarding the Recently Convened Catholic Convocation. We hear word of what happened "on the ground" there, ramifications for ministry here in Des Moines, how we reach out to the peripheries, especially to the young, and other observations about the social duty of evangelization.

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    A Cyber-Anxious Age: An Interview with Dr. Joseph Bottum, Professor of Cyber-Ethics and Director of the Classics Institute at Dakota State University

    A Cyber-Anxious Age: An Interview with Dr. Joseph Bottum, Professor of Cyber-Ethics and Director of the Classics Institute at Dakota State University. We speak with Dr. Bottum about his new position, how that relates to his other writings (from his newest book "An Anxious Age" and his myriad articles reflecting the life of a public intellectual), and dive into insights both the Classics of the West and Catholic understandings of the Common Good might have for navigating our new reality.

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    The Fall Into Politics: An Interview with Dr. Jacob Howland, McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa

    The Fall Into Politics: An Interview with Dr. Jacob Howland, McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa. In this interview, we explore the ancestry of Catholic Social Teaching by discussing its Greek and Jewish philosophical fore-bearers. Dr. Howland demonstrates this commonality by relating the fall from the Garden of Eden in Jewish thought with the transition from the "well ordered city" to the "feverish city" in Plato.

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    Not An Adjective But A Universe: Evangelization In An Age of Consumerism. An Interview with Dr. Timothy O'Malley

    Not An Adjective But A Universe: Evangelization In An Age of Consumerism. An Interview with Dr. Timothy O'Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He teaches in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Tim stops by the show again to talk about Evangelization in America, his recent trip to a "New Evangelization" conference in Poland, and his new book, "Bored Again Catholic."

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    The Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands: An Interview with Dr. Bryan Cross on Creation and the Justice Due Our Fellow Creatures.

    The Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands: An Interview with Dr. Bryan Cross on Creation and the Justice Due Our Fellow Creatures. Dr. Bryan Cross is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA. He joins us today to speak about the difference the Common Good and Catholic Social Teaching make when considering "environmentalism" or "nature." Regard as Creation, and seen as a "mutual harmony" between creatures, the flavor of the discussion changes dramatically. Utilizing Pope Francis's encyclical "Laudato Si," the conversation digs deep into why this truly is not an issue that can be contained to or by one "political side."

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