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 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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    Breaker of The Present's Tyranny -- Dr. Patrick Callahan -- 09/19/18

    An Interview with Dr. Patrick Callahan, Director of Humanitas and Chair of Catholic Thought at the St. Lawrence Institute for Faith and Culture. Great Books have become a buzz phrase in Catholic education, but is it only one more fad intended as a class marker or another consumer choice for our children? Dr. Callahan shatters the notion of the Great Books as a boutique education option, and shows it as that which "breaks the tyranny of the present" by lending us the voices from the past through relationship with present teachers.

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    Labor Day -- Bo and Bud --09/05/18

    Bo and Bud talk about the history of Labor Day and how the Church has understood the role of labor.

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    Public Penance, and an Introduction -- Belle Chase -- 08/15/18

    Bo and Bud talk about the nature of Public Penance, especially in light of the difficult news all of us are encountering on an almost weekly occurrence. How we can include acts of reparation in our daily prayer lives. In the 2nd half of the show, we introduce Belle Chase, Iowa Catholic Radio's new Director of Development & Communications.

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    The Integrated Order -- Dr. Jared Goff -- 08/08/18

    The Integrated Order, an interview with Dr. Jared Goff, Adjunct Professor at Mt. Angel Seminary and Instructor for Portland Diocese. We ask foundational questions about the economic order and how Catholic Social Teaching envisions the role of the human person in society. The question of how Body and Soul interacts in a well order society is addressed, and practical elements for our life in Christ are explored!

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