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!
An Interview with David Mills, Editorial Director of Ethika Politika and Columnist for Aleteia. We welcome David back to the show as he stops by to tell us what it is really like to live with the those that make up the Church--namely, US!!! From One-issue Catholics, to those barely hanging on, to those in the midst of suffering, death, and rebirth, what does it mean to concretely live with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ?
Fr. David Poecking is the Pastor of St. Elizabeth Anne Seaton Parish in Carnegie, PA. His writings can be found at http://www.hourofourdeath.org/author/dpoecking/ -- in today's interview, Fr. David and the guys explore the societal and pastoral "burden" of caring for the dead, the way in which the living, dying, and dead form a "common good" more complete than when those groups are considered separately, the width of gravesites in Bo's family, the fact that only Oklahomans get hit by space debris (its a FACT), and more on this episode of the UnCommon Good!
Dr. Matthew Umbarger, Assistant Professor of Theology at Newman University and Uncommon Good All-Star, comes on the show to talk about the limits and strengths of Archeological finds and how they help us understand our faith. Also: bullships and Indiana Jones play a bigger role in this episode than you might imagine.
Christopher Thompson is the academic dean at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity and Catholic Rural Life’s Senior Research Fellow. He is the author of The Joyful Mystery: Field Notes Toward a Green Thomism, and also a contributing author to On Earth as It Is in Heaven, a book exploring ecology through the lens of Catholic theology, a book exploring ecology through the lens of Catholic theology.
The guys comment on being stood up (AGAIN) on Valentine's day, and how the strange mix of holy days actually makes better sense of both of them. Plus, some relatively bad advice as to what to get your spouse this Ash Wednesday/Valentine's Day...
UCG All Star Katie Patrizio returns to speak about the promises, obligations, and graces God has promised his people through the Covenants with various Patriarchs, and the ramification for the Christian Social order.
Dr. Taylor Patrick O'Neill, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA, stops by the show to talk about Leo XIII's famous encyclical Rerum Novarum, the world it outlines for Catholic understandings of the economy, and more!
Christian Friendship: An Interview with Eve Tushnet. Exploring the depth and history of friendship, especially the Christian concepts of spiritual friendship, with author and speaker Eve Tushnet. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/evetushnet/
The Mystical in the Mundane: An Interview with Acclaimed Author Mike Aquilina. We explore the common theme connecting Mike's most recent books (The Healing Imperative, A History of the Church in 100 Objects, The Apostles and Their Times, and How the Choir Converted the World) which you can find at https://fathersofthechurch.com/