Ignatius Press Podcast
Jérôme Lejeune: A Man of Science and Conscience

Jérôme Lejeune: A Man of Science and Conscience

December 7, 2021

Stacy Trasancos talks to author Aude Dugast about Dugast's new biography of French scientist and pioneer in modern genetics, Jérôme Lejeune. An extraordinary man who put his brilliance at the service of children with Down syndrome, Lejeune advocated for their dignity, and he suffered attacks on his reputation as a result.

To write this definitive biography (https://bit.ly/3nDwhzo), Dugast spent eleven years consulting thousands of archives. She met at length with Lejeune’s wife and relatives, families of his patients, and his French and foreign collaborators.

An interview with ”This Thing of Darkness” authors K.V. Turley and Fiorella De Maria

An interview with ”This Thing of Darkness” authors K.V. Turley and Fiorella De Maria

December 6, 2021

We talk to novelists K.V. Turley and Fiorella De Maria about their new thriller, "This Thing of Darkness," in which a journalist and war widow is assigned to write a "star profile" of the fading actor Bela Lugosi, made famous by his role as Count Dracula. During a series of interviews, Lugosi draws her into his mysterious past, gradually revealing the link between Old World shadows and the twilight realm of modern horror films.

"This novel's deft blend of fantasy and chilling realities presents a warning about where pride and willfulness can lead, especially when combined, in the beginning, with the subtler seductions of the occult that lead step by step into spiritual and mental territory of utmost peril." — Michael D. O’Brien

More on the book here: https://bit.ly/3k0EYl1

Fr. Fessio discusses reverence, beauty, and the Mass of Vatican II

Fr. Fessio discusses reverence, beauty, and the Mass of Vatican II

August 10, 2021

More than 50 years after the conclusion of Vatican II, widespread myths about what the Council said regarding the Mass and how it should be celebrated persist. Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, founder and editor of Ignatius Press, speaks with Ignatius Press president Mark Brumley to dispel those myths and explain how the Novus Ordo can—and should—be celebrated with reverence and beauty.

Author interview with Fr. Daniel Moloney on his book, “Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know”

Author interview with Fr. Daniel Moloney on his book, “Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know”

June 28, 2021
Join Kathryn Lopez of the National Review Institute as she interviews Father Daniel Moloney on his book, "Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know."
 
In Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know, Fr. Daniel Moloney covers a broad range of topics regarding mercy that are prevalent for our society today. Beginning from an unexpected perspective in the first half of the book, Fr. Moloney approaches mercy from a political point of view, explaining how mercy is in fact truly and intimately interwoven with politics and power. Through this lens, he touches upon pertinent topics such as legal punishments, the death penalty, and self-defense. He also assesses the clergy scandals, laying out why they occurred, what went wrong in how they were dealt with, and how the Church can improve moving forward for the greater glory of God. He eloquently explains how mercy is not synonymous with leniency but is an act of responding to a privation, a lack of something which ought to be there. Sometimes the road to this may have to be tough love for the good of all involved.
 
Fr. Moloney invites the reader to wrestle with the supposed contradiction of God saying that he is merciful, yet killing and punishing his creation. Moloney ultimately resolves this apparent contradiction by highlighting God's identity as the loving Father, explaining how, similar to good earthly fathers, sometimes the most loving route to take in truly loving your children and bringing them to their ultimate good is through the course of tough love. God is always good and loving, and his justice and mercy go hand-in-hand.
Let’s Talk about St. Therese’s Parents & Family

Let’s Talk about St. Therese’s Parents & Family

April 27, 2021
On the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux, we will be discussing two books about her parents: "LEONIE MARTIN: A Difficult Life" and "A FAMILY OF SAINTS: The Martins of Lisieux" (links below).
 
Our guests will be Kris McGregor, who runs the Discerning Hearts website/podcasts, and also hosts the radio show "Inside the Pages, and Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, a frequent speaker on EWTN who has written eight books on Ignatian discernment and prayer, a biography of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, and a book on the Liturgy of the Hours.
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