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March Show: “The Theology of Food” with Emily Stimpson Chapman

Airdates:  Sunday, April 2, 10 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 5 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 4 p.m.

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Free Handout: “The Theology of Food”

Pope Francis’ Vision for the Renewal of the Church Symposium: Dr. Eduardo Echeverria

By Lauren Abeyta - March 23rd, 2017

Is it possible to affirm a single truth within a plurality of expressions? What is the relationship between doctrinal truth and pastoral practice?

Dr. Eduardo Echeverria, Professor of Theology and Philopsophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, shows how Pope Francis, following Vatican II and St. Vincent of Lerins, views pastoral practice within the framework of development of doctrine. This talk is based on his 2015 book entitled, “Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II”.

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Pope Francis’ Vision for the Renewal of the Church Symposium: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

By Lauren Abeyta - March 22nd, 2017

In this time of upheaval in American society what is the mission of the Church? Archbishop Chaput points to both Pope Francis and St. Augustine in order to illustrate that the mission of the Church in the modern world is consistent and continues to provide the opportunity for salvation through the preaching of the truth in love.

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap, is the Archbishop of Philadelphia and author of numerous books. His newest book, “Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World” was released in February 2017.

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Andrew Doran: Christian Persecution in the Middle East: Genocide and Survival

By Lauren Abeyta - February 16th, 2017

Andrew Doran currently serves as vice president and senior advisor for In Defense of Christians which he helped to co-found in 2014. Mr. Doran previously served on the executive secretariat of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO at the U.S. Department of State. An armed forces veteran and attorney, living in the Washington D.C. area, Mr. Doran was honored with the 2016 Franciscan University Alumni Citizenship Award for his work to preserve and protect Middle Eastern Christianity.

In this talk Mr. Doran discusses the state of Christianity in the Middle East and some policy initiatives begun through In Defense of Christians aiming to promote greater awareness of and protection for these ancient and vital Christian communities.

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