Sarah Swafford: Emotional Virtue

Dating is hard. In today’s world of social media it’s even harder. How do we deal with the emotional ups and downs of seeking a relationship in the era of social media?

Sarah Swafford, author of “Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships,” quotes one of the best pieces of advice she ever received, “You’re running around looking for someone to be your savior when you already have one,” and explains why a focus on seeking to grow in virtue, rather than being focused on our own happiness, is the key to finding happy and healthy relationships in her talk entitled “Emotional Virtue.” Ms. Swafford’s talk was part of the Gift of Human Sexuality Symposium at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Sr. Bethany Madonna, S.V.: Receiving the Promise of a New Heart

We all long for an infinite love, a love that is stable, forever, and belongs to us alone. We have a Father who gives us this love, a Father who lavishes gifts upon us out of his overflowing, abundant, infinite love.

Sr. Bethany Madonna, S.V., Vocations Director for the Sisters of Life in Suffern, NY, discusses three gifts we need to learn to receive if we are to be healed from believing we are orphans: the gift of life, the gift of a new heart, and the gift of the kingdom in her talk entitled “Receiving the Promise of a New Heart.” Sr. Madonna’s talk was part of the Gift of Human Sexuality Symposium at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Sources Sr. Bethany Madonna recommends in her talk:

Audrey Assad testimony at Focus Seek 2015: https://soundcloud.com/udreyssad/personal-witness

Matt Fradd for men: https://youtu.be/xhkRbsmCv1s

Dawn Eden Goldstein book: My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints https://www.amazon.com/My-Peace-Give-You-Healing/dp/1594712905

Documentary: Desire of the Everlasting Hills https://everlastinghills.org/movie/

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Dr. Anne Hendershott: In Service: Shaping the Culture, Serving the Church

Dr. Anne Hendershott, Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers her talk entitled “In Service: Shaping the Culture, Serving the Church”. Dr. Hendershott’s talk was part of the Fidelity and Freedom Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Robert Audi: Moral Perception

Dr. Robert Audi, John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, delivers his talk entitled “Moral Perception”. Dr. Audi’s talk was part of the Edith Stein Lecture Series, sponsored by the MA Philosophy Dept. at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Benjamin Wiker: Disestablishing Secularism through Reestablishing the University

Benjamin Wiker, Associate Professor of Political Science and Human Life Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “Disestablishing Secularism through Reestablishing the University.” Professor Wiker’s talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Jonathan Reyes: Christ in Civil Society: Education in the Evangelization of Culture

Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivers his talk entitled “Christ in Civil Society: The Intersection of Higher Education and Social Concerns in the Evangelization of Culture.” Mr. Reyes’ talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
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Lawrence M. Stratton: Restoring American Law

Published on Jul 21, 2015
Lawrence M. Stratton, Director of the Stover Center at Waynesburg University, delivers his talk entitled “Restoring American Law”. Mr. Stratton’s talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Duncan Stroik: A New Renaissance in Art and Architecture

Duncan Stroik, Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, delivers his talk entitled “A New Renaissance in Art and Architecture.” Professor Stroik’s talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Allan Carlson: The Natural Family in the Post-Modern (and Much More Real) World

Allan Carlson, International Secretary of the World Congress on Families, delivers his talk entitled “The Natural Family in the Post-Modern (and Much More Real) World”. Mr. Carlson’s talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Stephen Krason: Restoring Culture and American Principles: Social and Political Response

Stephen Krason, Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “Restoring Sound Culture and American Principles: The Different Dimensions of a Social and Political Response.” Dr. Krason’s talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Sheila Liaugminas: Media Matter: Shaping Public Opinion for the Gospel

Sheila Liaugminas, journalist and host of A Closer Look on Relevant Radio, delivers her talk entitled “Media Matter: Shaping Public Opinion for the Gospel”. Ms. Liaugminas’ talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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James Kalb: The Challenge Goes Deep

James Kalb, author of “The Tyranny of Liberalism” and “Against Inclusiveness”, delivers his talked entitled “The Challenge Goes Deep.” Mr. Kalb’s talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Policy at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Professor Nicholas Will: Music and Culture in the Western Church

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Nicholas Will, Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at Franciscan University of Steubenville, discusses the art and music of various world religions in this excerpt from his talk entitled “Music and Culture in the Western Church”. Professor Will’s talk was sponsored by the Hildebrand Project at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Below is a list of links to the music Professor Will played during his presentation:

Machaut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y47JdUI_PhE

Josquin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD6aUcuhXH8

Palestrina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n8XdKkrqgo

Monteverdi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S99FCAFNgaA (start at 2:00 mark)

Mozart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByMFEL0u2cw

Marchand, St. Maximin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMqYiMHm9Hk (ad)

Widor, St. Sulpice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oR3P3IfGqo (ad)

Cochereau, Te Deum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDqL6pjpjY

Messiaen, Transports de Joie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtSfIqkt03w

Vierne, Kyrie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaVaNw3jito

Tournemire, Easter II Offertory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4d4bfzEStc

Messiaen, O Sacrum Convivium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0__tgrjTkc

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Maestro André Raphel: The Changing Role of Music in Today’s Society

Maestro André Raphel delivers his talk entitled “The Changing Role of Music in Today’s Society”. Maestro Raphel’s talk was part of the Sacred Music series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Patrick Lee — The “No Harm” Argument for Gay Marriage

Dr. Patrick Lee, Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and author of “Abortion and Unborn Human Life”, responds to the argument that legalizing homosexual marriage does no harm to heterosexual marriage.

Barbara Nicolosi — Engaging the Culture

Barbara Nicolosi, Founder of Act One, Inc., talks about the need for Christians to participate in shaping the culture by engaging in media production and the arts.

Gerard V. Bradley — The Culture of Religious Liberty

Gerard V. Bradley, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame School of Law, delivers his talk entitled “The Culture of Religious Liberty”.  Professor Bradley’s talk was part of the Truth, Conscience, and Religious Freedom Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Janet Smith — Culture and Study

Dr. Janet Smith, Professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, and author of “Why Humanae Vitae Was Right”, discusses the importance of scholarship and its role in modern culture.

Dr. Stephen R. Sharkey — Proposing a Catholic Sociology of Sex and Gender to a Post-Modern Culture

Dr. Stephen R. Sharkey, Professor of Sociology at Alverno College, delivers his talk entitled “Proposing a Catholic Sociology of Sex and Gender to a Post-Modern Culture.”  Dr. Sharkey’s lecture was a part of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists Conference.

Doug Keck — Reality and Fairness

Doug Keck, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of EWTN, talks about our perceptions of fairness in this excerpt from his talk entitled “Real Leadership in a Virtual Universe”.  Doug’s talk was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

John Calipari — Staying Positive

John Calipari, Men’s Basketball Head Coach at the University of Kentucky, talks about maintaining a positive attitude in this excerpt from his talk “Creating a Championship Environment” at the Baron Club Dinner at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the full talk here: Creating a Championship Environment.

Dr. Christopher Kaczor — Conscience and Its Threats

Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, discusses the current threats to the consciences of healthcare workers.  Dr. Kaczor is the author of several books, including “The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church” and “The Ethics of Abortion.”

Watch the full talk here: Defending Rights of Conscience for Healthcare Workers.

John Calipari — Creating a Championship Environment

John Calipari, Men’s Basketball Head Coach at the University of Kentucky, shares some of his insights about creating a winning atmosphere at the Baron Club Dinner at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Christopher Kaczor — Arguments for the Protection of Conscience

Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, discusses reasons that conscience protections need to be codified.  Dr. Kaczor is the author of several books, including “The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church” and “The Ethics of Abortion.”

Watch the full talk here: Defending Rights of Conscience for Healthcare Workers.

Dr. Paul Symington — A Response to “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?”

Dr. Paul Symington, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, responds to Dr. John Rist’s keynote address “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the original talk here: Must Morality Be Grounded in God?

Dr. Joseph Almeida — A Reply to “Aristotle and Evil”

Dr. Joseph Almeida, professor of classics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, responds to Dr. Jonathan Sanford’s “Aristotle and Evil.”

Watch the original talk here: Aristotle and Evil.

Dr. Jonathan Sanford — A Reponse to “Morality in God”

Dr. Jonathan Sanford, Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, gives a response to Dr. Christopher Tollefsen’s keynote presentation “Morality in God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the original talk: Morality in God.

Dr. Philip Sutton — Current Mainstream Misconceptions of People with Same-Sex Attraction

Dr. Philip Sutton, a practicing psychologist, debunks some popular misconceptions about same-sex attraction in this excerpt from his talk “Offering Compassionate Professional Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction.”

Watch the full talk here: Offering Compassionate Professional Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction.

Dr. Philip Sutton — Experiences and Perceptions Associated with Same-Sex Attraction

Dr. Philip Sutton, a practicing psychologist, explains some common experiences shared among persons with same-sex attraction in this excerpt from his talk, “Offering Compassionate Professional Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction.”

Watch the full talk here: Offering Compassionate Professional Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction.

Dr. Philip Sutton — Offering Compassionate Professional Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction

Dr. Philip Sutton, a practicing psychologist, discusses the role of professional counselors in caring for individuals with same-sex attraction.

Dr. John Crosby — A Response to “Suárez’s ‘Best Argument’ and the Dependence of Morality on God”

Dr. John Crosby, Director of the M.A. Philosophy Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, responds to Dr. Mark Murphy’s paper entitled “Suárez’s ‘Best Argument’ and the Dependence of Morality on God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the original talk here: Suárez’s “Best Argument” and the Dependence of Morality on God.

Dr. Mark Murphy — Keynote Excerpt

Dr. Mark Murphy, McDevitt Chair of Religious Philosophy at Georgetown University, discusses Morality and God in this excerpt from his keynote entitled “Suárez’s ‘Best Argument’ and the Dependence of Morality on God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the full talk here: Suárez’s ‘Best Argument’ and the Dependence of Morality on God.

Dr. Christopher Tollefsen — Morality and God

Dr. Christopher Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, discusses the relationship between Morality and God in this excerpt from his keynote presentation entitled “Morality in God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the full talk here: Morality in God.

Dr. Christopher Tollefsen — Morality in God

Dr. Christopher Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, gives a keynote presentation entitled “Morality in God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Mark Murphy — Suárez’s ‘Best Argument’ and the Dependence of Morality on God

Dr. Mark Murphy, McDevitt Chair of Religious Philosophy at Georgetown University, delivers a keynote address entitled “Suárez’s ‘Best Argument’ and the Dependence of Morality on God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. John Rist — The Foundation of Plato’s Academy

Dr. John Rist, the Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair of Philosophy at Catholic University of America, discusses the foundation of Plato’s Academy in this excerpt from his talk “The Perennial Importance of Plato”.  Dr. Rist’s talk was part of the Annual Edith Stein Lecture Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the full talk here: The Perennial Importance of Plato.

Dr. John Rist — The Role of Plato in the Academy

Dr. John Rist, the Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair of Philosophy at Catholic University of America, discusses Plato’s Academy in this excerpt from his talk “The Perennial Importance of Plato”.  Dr. Rist’s talk was part of the Annual Edith Stein Lecture Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the full talk here: The Perennial Importance of Plato.

Dr. John Rist — The Perennial Importance of Plato

Dr. John Rist, the Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair of Philosophy at Catholic University of America, discusses the lasting impact of Plato.  Dr. Rist’s talk was part of the Annual Edith Stein Lecture Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Chris Stefanick — What is Truth?

Chris Stefanick, author of “Absolute Relativism”, challenges Franciscan University of Steubenville students to seek objectivity.

Watch the full talk here: Absolute Relativism: The New Dictatorship and What to Do About It.

Chris Stefanick — The Meaning of Life

Chris Stefanick, author of Absolute Relativism, details why relativism fails to give life any meaning.

Watch the full talk here: Absolute Relativism: The New Dictatorship and What to Do About It.

Chris Stefanick — Absolute Relativism: The New Dictatorship and What to Do About It

Chris Stefanick, Author of “Absolute Relativism”, talks about practical ways to challenge relativism and uphold objectivity in everyday life.

Dr. Philip Sutton — Church Documents Addressing Same-Sex Attraction

Dr. Philip Sutton, a practicing psychologist, shares what the Magisterium of the Church has said about same-sex attraction in this excerpt from his talk, “Offering Compassionate Pastoral Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction.”

Watch the full talk here: Offering Compassionate Pastoral Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction.

Holder May Undermine Rule of Law with Challenge to Zimmerman Verdict

The aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial has brought an expected, but very disturbing, reaction. From all indications, the jury weighed the facts of the case carefully and applied the law (as it was presented to them) to the facts correctly. The prosecution had more than its fair share of opportunities to make its case, and one following the trial could not help but to think that they simply did not come anywhere close to providing proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Indeed, the lead-up to the case was troublesome. The police and the prosecuting attorney’s office did not think they even had probable cause to make an arrest, and Zimmerman was charged only after misleading media coverage, the bringing in of a special prosecutor (who later fired an employee after he testified that she had withheld evidence from the defense in the case), allegations by the lead detective in the case that he was being pressured to make an arrest despite the lack of evidence, and the firing of the police chief because he believed the same. The reaction of certain groups, elements of the public, and the Obama administration since the verdict has shown how the coveted American principle of the rule of law has fallen victim to the imperatives of identity politics.

Read more at Crisis Magazine.

Dr. Philip Sutton — How Confessors and Spiritual Directors Can Help Those with Same-Sex Attraction

Dr. Philip Sutton, a practicing psychologist, shares some insights with Franciscan University students in this excerpt from his talk, “Offering Compassionate Pastoral Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction”.

Watch the full talk here: Offering Compassionate Pastoral Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction.

Dr. Philip Sutton — Offering Compassionate Pastoral Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction

Dr. Philip Sutton talks at Franciscan University of Steubenville on Compassionate Care for Persons with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction.

Dr. Philip Sutton, Ph.D., is the founder and first director of the Graduate Counseling Program at Franciscan University. He earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (1973), an M.S. from the Clinical Psychology Program (1980) and a Ph.D. from the Marriage and Family Therapy Program (1983) at Purdue University. He is licensed as a Psychologist in Michigan and Ohio and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker and School Psychologist in Indiana. Dr. Sutton currently serves as a therapist in private practice in South Bend, Indiana, at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, and at the Samaritan Counseling Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

VIDEO: Watch the video of this talk here.

Dr. Philip Sutton — Offering Compassionate Pastoral Care to Persons with Same-Sex Attraction

Dr. Philip Sutton, a practicing psychologist, addresses the issue of same-sex attraction from the point of view of the Catholic Church.  Why is this compassionate pastoral care needed and how can it be made accessible and effective?  Dr. Sutton explains the role of priests and lay spiritual directors in meeting the needs of people with same-sex attraction.

PODCAST: Download the podcast of this talk here.

August 2013 Show: “Catholics in a Post-Liberation World”

"Adam and Eve After the Pill"August 2013 Show: “Catholics in a Post-Liberation World”

With special guest Mary Eberstadt

Increased rates of abortion, adultery, sexually transmitted disease, and divorce are just a part of the sexual revolution’s ugly legacy in our culture. Why have Catholics bought into this legacy? And how can the Church help the culture chart a new course? Franciscan University Presents host Michael Hernon and Franciscan University theology professors Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn will discuss the fate and future of Catholics in a post-liberation world with Mary Eberstadt, author of Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution.

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Lila Rose — The Gift of a Baby: The Dignity of a Person

Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, talks to Franciscan University Students about human dignity.

Watch the full talk here: What Do You Know about Abortion and Eugenics?

Lila Rose — The Greatest Destroyer of Peace

Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, quotes Mother Teresa and goes on to describe some of the findings of her organization’s research into abortion.

Watch the full talk here: What Do You Know about Abortion and Eugenics?

Lila Rose — What Do You Know about Abortion and Eugenics?

Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, speaks to Franciscan University of Steubenville students about abortion and eugenics.

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