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 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!
What happens when the history we know about the Church is a distortion? The most basic answer: it distorts our ability to talk about the contemporary Church dealing with its current challenges. Whether we demonize or glamorize the past, showing our ancestors the respect worthy of parents gives us not only an honest stance toward the past, but an authentic way to move forward.
Fear and Fortitude in Education: an interview with Dr. David Delio, Director of the Newman Idea at Holy Cross University. Our cultural moment is pock-marked with fear, and the decisions and discussion we have often betray this fear of the future for Catholic schooling from top to bottom. David comes on to say how we do not have to be afraid, and how the great tradition of Grace shown in Saints like John Henry Newman show us not only a path forward, but fill us with courage to man the battles ahead, and even thank God for the good these challenges will do for our souls, our institutions, and the Church itself.
Catholic Education: Distinct For the Sake of Others, an interview with Dr. Douglas Fiore, President of Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Fiore joins us to speak about his impressions as a new President, how this fits into the arc of his career, and how being a President at a Catholic College makes the job distinct. The role Catholic Education plays in the Common Good is explored, especially how it is the commitment to a Catholic School's heritage and Identity makes it more capable of helping people from all walks of life, not less.
Marriage and the Common Good, An interview with Regis Flaherty, author and General Manager at the Newman Institute for Newman Studies in Pittsburgh, PA. Bud and Regis team up IN Pittsburgh to show Bo and the audience the ropes of marriage. Starting with practical advice, delving into the Sacramental mystery of marriage, and widening out to the societal implications of the Matrimonial union, the talk is hopefully fun, helpful, and challenging all at the same time.
An interview with Dr. Karen Zwier, Phd from Pittsburgh University in Philosophy and History of Science, who has served different appointments at Drake and Iowa State Universities. Faith and Science are often seen as opposed, but even when they are "brought into conversation" with one another, the temptation is to claim they both have solid, firm answers, just in different fields or types of inquiry. However, Dr. Zwier challenges this narrative on both accounts, arguing that what unites Faith and Science is actually their mutual reliance on "apophatic" (or "negative") knowledge, or knowing something better by ruling out what it is not. In other words, both fields share in common this: the deeper you go into either, the more you come to appreciate the mystery of both.