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The City Mother: A New Catholic Novel by Maya Sinha

Catholicism and CultureMar 15, 2022

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Lay Ministry with Pastoral Associate Teresa Runyon

Lay Ministry with Pastoral Associate Teresa Runyon

Teresa Runyon, Pastoral Associate at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo, California, talks about the challenges and graces of lay ministry.


Watch a short video about St. John Seminary's Online in M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program: https://vimeo.com/790530996

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu



Sep 20, 202347:00
The Ammon Hennacy Catholic Worker House with Susan Dietrich

The Ammon Hennacy Catholic Worker House with Susan Dietrich

Susan Dietrich discusses the ministry of the Ammon Hennacy Catholic Worker House in Los Angeles.


Watch a short video about St. John Seminary's Online in M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program: https://vimeo.com/790530996


If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu


Sep 04, 202354:11
Catholic Scouting with Fr. Gerard Gentleman and Mr. John Anthony

Catholic Scouting with Fr. Gerard Gentleman and Mr. John Anthony

Fr. Gerard Gentleman and Mr. John Anthony of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting discuss the important ways scouting forms young Catholic men and women.

Watch a short video about St. John Seminary's Online in M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program: https://vimeo.com/790530996

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu



Aug 22, 202354:03
The Life and Thought of St. Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) with Fr. Jonathan Meyer

The Life and Thought of St. Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) with Fr. Jonathan Meyer

Fr. Jonathan Meyer, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at SJS, discusses the importance of this 20th century saint.


Watch a short video about St. John Seminary's Online in M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program: https://vimeo.com/790530996


If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu



Aug 08, 202357:48
Franciscan Spirituality with Fr. Ryan Thornton, OFM

Franciscan Spirituality with Fr. Ryan Thornton, OFM

Fr. Ryan Thornton, Pastor of St. Mark's University Parish, discusses St. Francis, St. Clare, and Franciscan Spirituality.

Watch a short video about St. John Seminary's Online in M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program: https://vimeo.com/790530996

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu

Jul 29, 202354:55
Cremation, Alkaline Hydrolysis, and Human Composting with Dr. Patrick Fletcher

Cremation, Alkaline Hydrolysis, and Human Composting with Dr. Patrick Fletcher

Dr. Patrick Fletcher, Senior Advisor for Theology and Social Doctrine at Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, discusses the Church's thinking on controversial new ways of disposing of human remains.

The Vatican's Document: https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20160815_ad-resurgendum-cum-christo_en.html

The Canadian Bishops' Document:https://www.cccb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/CCCB_Burying_the_Dead.pdf?utm_medium=Pamphlet&utm_campaign=BTD

The US Bishops' Document: https://www.usccb.org/resources/On%20Proper%20Disposition%202023-03-20.pdf

Watch a short video about St. John Seminary's Online in M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program: https://vimeo.com/790530996

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu

Jul 15, 202352:50
The Cathedral School Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic Education

The Cathedral School Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic Education

Greg Glenn, Co-founder of The Madeline Choir School, discusses the uniqueness of the Cathedral School Tradition, and how The Madeline Choir School offers a model for Catholic education.

Watch a short video about St. John Seminary's Online in M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program: https://vimeo.com/790530996

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu

Jul 01, 202337:59
Life in a Catholic Seminary with Deacon Luis Pablo Ochoa Escarrega

Life in a Catholic Seminary with Deacon Luis Pablo Ochoa Escarrega

Deacon Luis Pablo Ochoa Escarrega, a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Tucson, reflects on his life in Catholic seminaries over the past 10 years.

Mar 19, 202338:35
Pope Benedict XVI's Caritas in Veritate with Dr. Marc Rugani

Pope Benedict XVI's Caritas in Veritate with Dr. Marc Rugani

Dr. Marc Rugani, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at St. Anselm College, discusses Benedict's third papal encyclical.  

The three encyclicals:

Deus Caritas Est:  https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20051225_deus-caritas-est.html

Spe Salvi: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20071130_spe-salvi.html

Caritas in Veritate: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20090629_caritas-in-veritate.html

Watch a short video about St. John Seminary's Online in M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program: https://vimeo.com/790530996

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu


Feb 15, 202359:28
Pope Benedict XVI's Spe Salvi with Dr. Michael Bolin

Pope Benedict XVI's Spe Salvi with Dr. Michael Bolin

Dr. Michael Bolin, Professor of Philosophy at Wyoming Catholic College, discusses the depths of Pope Benedict XVI's second encyclical, Spe Salvi.

The three encyclicals that will be discussed:

Deus Caritas Est:  https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20051225_deus-caritas-est.html

Spe Salvi: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20071130_spe-salvi.html

Caritas in Veritate: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20090629_caritas-in-veritate.html


Watch a short video about St. John Seminary's Online in M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program: https://vimeo.com/790530996

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu


Feb 01, 202340:13
Pope Benedict XVI's Deus Caritas Est with Dr. Andy Staron

Pope Benedict XVI's Deus Caritas Est with Dr. Andy Staron

Dr. Andy Staron, Associate Professor of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, dives deeply into the depths of Pope Benedict's first encyclical. 

The three encyclicals that will be discussed:

Deus Caritas Est:  https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20051225_deus-caritas-est.html

Spe Salvi: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20071130_spe-salvi.html

Caritas in Veritate: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20090629_caritas-in-veritate.html

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu

Jan 18, 202301:10:33
The Life and Thought of Pope Benedict XVI with Dr. Joshua Brumfield

The Life and Thought of Pope Benedict XVI with Dr. Joshua Brumfield

Dr. Joshua Brumfield, IKON Director at the Newman Idea and author of the book The Benedict Proposal: Church of Creative Minority in the Thought of Benedict XVI, discusses the biography and legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.

The three encyclicals that will be discussed in the next three episodes:

Deus Caritas Est:  https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20051225_deus-caritas-est.html

Spe Salvi: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20071130_spe-salvi.html

Caritas in Veritate: https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20090629_caritas-in-veritate.html


If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu







Jan 05, 202357:22
The Scandal of Sin with Dr. Elizabeth Reichert

The Scandal of Sin with Dr. Elizabeth Reichert

Dr. Elizabeth Reichert, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at St. John's Seminary, discusses how multiple ethical frameworks view sin.

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu



Dec 11, 202252:00
Benedictine Spirituality with Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB

Benedictine Spirituality with Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB

Fr. Luke Dysinger, Professor of Moral Theology and Church History at St. John's Seminary, discusses the biography of St. Benedict, Benedictine spirituality, and how Benedictine spirituality can transform society at large.  

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu

Nov 28, 202201:04:13
The Idolatry of Politics with Fr. Tim Peters

The Idolatry of Politics with Fr. Tim Peters

Fr. Tim Peters, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at St. John' Seminary, explains the historical, theological, and spiritual significance of 1 Samuel 8.

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary, email Dr. Stuart Squires at mapm@stjohnsem.edu

Nov 12, 202259:29
The National Eucharistic Revival with Fr. Gustavo Castillo

The National Eucharistic Revival with Fr. Gustavo Castillo

Fr. Gustavo Castillo, one of fifty nation-wide eucharistic preachers, discusses the Eucharist and the National Eucharistic Revival launched by the U.S. bishops this year and will last for the next three years.

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary in Los Angeles, email mapm@stjohnsem.edu

Oct 29, 202248:10
Sex, Gender, and the Transgender Movement with Dr. Abigail Favale
Oct 16, 202252:14
Should the Catholic Church Embrace the Single Life as a Permanent Vocation?

Should the Catholic Church Embrace the Single Life as a Permanent Vocation?

Claire McMullin, the Vocations Volunteer Manager of the Vocations Office for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, discusses the recent movement in the Catholic Church in America that advocates for the single life to be understood as a permanent vocation.  

If you are interested in learning more about the online M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Program for lay students at St. John's Seminary in Los Angeles, email mapm@stjohnsem.edu


Oct 02, 202258:09
St. Junipero Serra and the California Missions with David Bolton

St. Junipero Serra and the California Missions with David Bolton

David Bolton, the Executive Director and CEO of the California Missions Foundation, discusses the importance of St. Junipero Serra and the California Missions to California and U.S. history.  


California Missions Foundation: https://californiamissionsfoundation.org/


Sep 18, 202240:13
The Desert is in My Heart: The Life of a Hermit with Fr. Mike Roebert

The Desert is in My Heart: The Life of a Hermit with Fr. Mike Roebert

Fr. Mike Roebert, a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, talks about his life as a hermit, and the tradition of hermits.  

Sep 05, 202238:57
The State of Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies in the US Catholic Church with Renée Roden and Kelly Sankowski

The State of Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies in the US Catholic Church with Renée Roden and Kelly Sankowski

Renée Roden and Kelly Sankowski are editors at www.femcatholic.com who have recently published an article investigating the maternity and paternity policies of all of the archdioceses and dioceses in the US Catholic Church. 

The article: https://www.femcatholic.com/post/paid-leave-report

May 24, 202240:43
As Earth Without Water: A New Catholic Novel by Katy Carl

As Earth Without Water: A New Catholic Novel by Katy Carl

Katy Carl, Editor in Chief of Dappled Things, has published her first novel.


https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Without-Water-Katy-Carl/dp/1951319931/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1BW4OOU954VKD&keywords=katy+carl&qid=1652158850&sprefix=katy+carl%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-1

May 10, 202234:29
Challenges of Being Catholic in the Medical Profession with Dr. Carla Falco

Challenges of Being Catholic in the Medical Profession with Dr. Carla Falco

Dr. Carla Falco, President of the Catholic Healthcare Professionals of Houston, discusses contemporary challenges to being a Catholic in the medical profession.

Apr 26, 202237:42
Ammon Hennacy and Christian Anarchism with Dr. William Marling

Ammon Hennacy and Christian Anarchism with Dr. William Marling

Dr. William Marling, Professor in the Department of English at Case Western Reserve University, discusses Christian Anarchism.

Apr 12, 202253:41
Pope Francis Declares St. Irenaeus of Lyons a Doctor of the Church with Dr. James Bushur

Pope Francis Declares St. Irenaeus of Lyons a Doctor of the Church with Dr. James Bushur

Dr. James Bushur, The Carl and Erna Weinrich Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Church Studies at Concordia Theological Seminary of Fort Wayne, discusses the life and thought of St. Irenaeus, whom Pope Francis recently named the Doctor of Unity.

Mar 29, 202253:51
The City Mother: A New Catholic Novel by Maya Sinha

The City Mother: A New Catholic Novel by Maya Sinha

Maya Sinha, author of the new book The City Mother, discusses the themes of evil, relationships, isolation, fragmentation, and enchantment in her first novel.


https://www.mayasinhawriter.com/

Mar 15, 202236:44
Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, Populism, and a Christian Vision of Citizenship with Dr. Joseph Clair

Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, Populism, and a Christian Vision of Citizenship with Dr. Joseph Clair

Dr. Joseph Clair, Executive Dean of the Cultural Enterprise, and Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at George Fox University, discusses the Christian response to the rise of nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and populism.

Mar 02, 202243:43
St. John Paul II for Medical Professionals, Families, and Priests with Arland Nichols

St. John Paul II for Medical Professionals, Families, and Priests with Arland Nichols

Arland Nichols, Founder and President of the St. John Paul II Foundation, discusses how the thought of St. John Paul II can help form those in the medical field, families, and priests.

Feb 15, 202247:27
The Lost Art of Dying with Dr. Lydia Dugdale

The Lost Art of Dying with Dr. Lydia Dugdale

Lydia Dugdale, Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Columbia University, discusses the forgotten wisdom of the Art of Dying, and why that wisdom is desperately needed today.


Feb 01, 202241:38
The Conscience in the Writings of St. John Henry Newman with Dr. David Delio

The Conscience in the Writings of St. John Henry Newman with Dr. David Delio

Dr. David Delio, Founder and President of the Newman Idea, discusses St. John Henry Newman's understanding of the conscience, forming the conscience, malformed consciences, following a malformed conscience, and the tension between the conscience and papal infallibility.

Dec 06, 202149:56
The Syro-Malabar Rite with Fr. Kevin Mundackal

The Syro-Malabar Rite with Fr. Kevin Mundackal

Fr. Kevin Mundackal, Assistant Vicar of St. Joseph parish in Missouri City, explains the cultural richness that the Syro-Malabar Rite brings to the Universal Church.

Nov 23, 202141:44
The Life and Importance of Dorothy Day with Dr. Heath Carter

The Life and Importance of Dorothy Day with Dr. Heath Carter

Dr. Heath Carter, Associate Professor of American Christianity at the Princeton Theological Seminary, discusses the 41st anniversary of the death of Dorothy Day.

Nov 09, 202141:26
Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue with Dr. Heather Miller Rubens

Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue with Dr. Heather Miller Rubens

Dr. Heather Miller Rubens, Executive Director and Roman Catholic Scholar of the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS), discusses the history and goals of interreligious dialogue, Pope Francis and Judaism, and much more!


It is not hard to see that western culture is in the midst of a crisis.

In the 20th century, St. John Paul II described this crisis as a “culture of death” that wages a “war of the powerful against the weak.” In the 21st century, Pope Francis has lamented our “throwaway culture” that “threatens or violates fundamental human rights” because of a pervasive “functionalistic and privatized mindset” in our society.

Despite this crisis, however, there is hope, because the Gospel is the prophetic voice crying out in our cultural wilderness.

For over 10 years, the M.A. in Faith in Culture at the University of St. Thomas in Houston has transformed lay students who want to be the change in our culture by immersing them in the intellectual patrimony of the Catholic Church.

In our graduate program, students are equipped with the wisdom of the Catholic theological, moral, social, and spiritual traditions. These tools allow them to go out into the dominant American culture, and leaven it with the Good News.


M.A. in Faith and Culture Objective: Our program is intended for students who want to be transformed by the Catholic theological, social, and moral teachings of the Church, and then to go out and transform the dominant American culture.

Our Students: Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, including different professional experiences, stages in life, and educational histories. What brings them together is their shared passion to grow intellectually and spiritually through immersion in the best texts that the Tradition has to offer.

What Makes Us Different: Unlike graduate programs that are designed to form either professional theologians or ministers, our program is designed for students of different vocations who want to root their vocations more deeply in the patrimony of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

If you are interested in learning more about our M.A. in Faith and Culture, which is now online as well as on campus, please email cfc@stthom.edu

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Aug 10, 202154:06
Canon Law, Joe Biden, and the Eucharist with Fr. James Bradley, J.C.D.
Jul 27, 202142:58
How to Become a God with Dr. Jared Ortiz
Jul 13, 202149:31
The Failure of Leadership Today with Dr. William Barker
Jun 29, 202101:08:12
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Jun 01, 202151:24
The Way of Beauty with Professor David Clayton
May 18, 202149:10
A Catholic Critique of Capitalism and Socialism with Dr. Marc Rugani
May 04, 202159:19
The Genius of Women with Dr. Abigail Favale
Apr 20, 202101:02:02
The Friendship of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien with Dr. Andy Staron
Apr 06, 202101:00:53
Anti-Catholicism in America with Dr. Maura Jane Farrelly
Mar 23, 202158:48
Acedia and Its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire with Dr. R.J. Snell
Mar 09, 202150:21
Opus Dei with Dr. Victor Saenz
Feb 23, 202140:12
The African-American Catholic Experience with Deacon Phillip Jackson
Feb 09, 202142:13
Catholicism and Sports with Blake Pellerin
Jan 26, 202141:22
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal with Fr. John Paul Bolger
Jan 12, 202149:17