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Gen Z, Humanae Vitae, and adventures in synodality: A conversation with Carl E. Olson

Gen Z, Humanae Vitae, and adventures in synodality: A conversation with Carl E. Olson

August 16, 2022

Mark Brumley and Carl E. Olson discuss the latest news and features at Catholic World Report, including pieces about why some call Gen Z “the loneliest generation,” controversies about whether or not Humanae Vitae is infallible teaching, and the outsize influence of social media on how we think about the Church.

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A Spiritual Journey through Narnia: Leonard J. DeLorenzo on “Chronicles of Transformation”

A Spiritual Journey through Narnia: Leonard J. DeLorenzo on “Chronicles of Transformation”

August 1, 2022

In a world grown cold without wonder, how do we reimagine the drama and joy of Christianity? For C.S. Lewis, the answer was to invite us into a different world that would help us see this one with fresh eyes. In this episode, Paul Senz talks with Leonard J. DeLorenzo, editor of “Chronicles of Transformation: A Spiritual Journey with C.S. Lewis,” a unique volume that explores the beloved terrain of Narnia with insightful essays, moving poetry, and original new artwork.

 

The book is now available at Ignatius.com: https://bit.ly/3cz6THK

Participating in Christ’s work of atonement: A conversation with Dr. Margaret Turek

Participating in Christ’s work of atonement: A conversation with Dr. Margaret Turek

June 28, 2022

Many Christians, whether they are aware of it or not, have mistaken notions about the mystery of atonement—particularly the role God the Father plays in Christ’s saving work on the Cross. In her new book “Atonement: Soundings in Biblical, Trinitarian, and Spiritual Theology” (https://bit.ly/3yaUrGb) Margaret Turek, professor of theology at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, hopes to dispel these misconceptions and present readers with a clear illumination of the wholly gratuitous, radically forgiving, passionate and powerful nature of God's redeeming love for mankind. In this episode, Dr. Turek speaks with Mark Brumley about her book, and about some of the spiritual insights the be gleaned from contemplating the mystery of Christ’s atonement.

Can Anything Good Come Out of Hollywood? An interview with Douglas Beaumont

Can Anything Good Come Out of Hollywood? An interview with Douglas Beaumont

June 6, 2022

Violence, nudity, bad language. These elements are often enough for Catholic viewers to dismiss movies and their potential impact entirely. But is it possible for people of faith to watch, enjoy, and critique the latest Hollywood offerings—without losing their souls? Douglas Beaumont thinks so, and explains why and how in his book, “The Message Behind the Movie, Reboot: Engaging Film without Disengaging Faith” (https://bit.ly/3xaWU37). In this episode, Beaumont talks with Carl E. Olson, editor of Catholic World Report, about the book, as well as how their mutual experience of converting to Catholicism from Evangelical Protestantism shaped how they watch and enjoy movies today.

Best Summer Reading Picks for Catholic Kids

Best Summer Reading Picks for Catholic Kids

June 1, 2022

Join Ignatius Press as we talk about some of the best summer reading books for Catholic kids and teens. Feel free to post questions in the comments!

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