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Hosted by Dr. Lenny DeLorenzo, Ph.D., of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, Church Life Today features conversations with pastoral leaders and scholars from around the country and covers issues that matter most to Church life today.
In his 2018 World Communications address, Pope Francis spoke to the importance and dignity of journalism, and the now widespread much talked about the problem of fake news. Against that backdrop, the Holy Father recalled the promise of Jesus that the truth will set us free. Wouldn’t we all like a little more truth in...
To write music about God, or to God, how much do you have to believe in God? Can you doubt? Can you struggle? And it is music that comes from that spiritual restlessness, perhaps the most authentic of all? These questions are questions that very much pertain to today’s guest. Both as a singer/songwriter and...
How important is beauty to Catholic life? What about the physical spaces where we worship? Engage in the liturgy and encounter the sacrificial love of God? On today’s show we talk with someone who has not only given a lot of thought, but also a lot of hands on work to answering these questions. Geoffrey...
Eric Buell, a Catholic educator from the Diocese of San Jose. Eric is a theology teacher at an all-girls Catholic High School, Where he recently completed a term as Department Chair of Theology and continues to serve as the Director of the school’s liturgical choir. He was recently appointed to the newly created position of...
Technology certainly never stands still, the moment we get comfortable with one thing it seems like the next thing is coming along. How do we prepare ourselves, especially as Catholics, to engage with technology as it develops? Today we will be talking to Dr. Luis Vera, of Mount Saint Mary’s University, a Moral Theologian, who...
Dr. Susan Reynolds is an Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at Emory University. An experienced teacher and parish minister, Dr. Reynolds is now closely following transformations in the US Catholic Church, in terms of ethnic makeup, geographic shifts, and migration. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, as well as Boston College, Dr. Reynolds...
We continue our conversation with Dr. Karin Öberg, professor of Astronomy at Harvard University, and head of the Oberg Astrochemistry group. A member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Catholic Scientists, Dr. Öberg has been a featured presenter at the McGrath Institute annual science and religion summer seminar. where we bring together...
These days when most of us look at the night sky, we don’t see very much. Sure, there may be a few hundred visible if we are outside the reach of the light pollution of cities, we see more. Even the faint white band of the Milky Ways billions of stars. We may pick out...
There are some things that just don’t go together. And it is something like a generally accepted fact that science and religion belong on that list. They don’t mix. In a recent study of both practicing Catholic Young Adult between the ages of 20-30 and former Catholic Young Adults of the same age, one thing...
Have you ever felt in between not quite sure where to fit? Today’s guest on our show, she gets that. Except that, for her, the point has not been to fit somewhere rather than another place, but instead to creatively, and faithfully, abide in between. Medi Volpe describes herself as a contemplative theologian, called to...