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!
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 life, in an interview with Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble FSP, who is "twitter famous" (in this case specifically meant as a compliment!) 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.
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.
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.
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 http://brandonmcginley.com/wp/
An interview with Pater Edmund Waldstein, Cistercian Monk and Vice-Rector of the Seminary in Heiligenkreuz, Austria, and editor of www.thejosias.com. 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.
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.
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.
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!