Deacon Stephen F. Militec, Ph.D. — How to Approach the Lord in the Eucharist

Deacon Stephen F. Miletic, Ph.D., delivers a homily at the Year of Faith Symposium on Vatican II, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Scott Hahn — The Bible and the Sacrifice of the Mass

Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “The Bible and the Sacrifice of the Mass” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the full talk here: The Evangelical Catholic Moment?: The Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization.

Dr. John Bergsma — Young Adult Life

Dr. John Bergsma, biblical scholar and theologian at Franciscan University of Steubenville, shared his testimony at Franciscan University’s 2009 Defending the Faith Conference “Reasons for Hope.”  Dr. Bergsma speaks of his experience of God’s grace acting in his life to produce a true converso, a turning-around from Calvinism to the fullness of the faith in Catholicism.  “What I’m here to tell you about today is God grasping me and flipping me around,” said Bergsma, “to reveal a Catholicism that in a sense was always there, but I didn’t know it till it was revealed.”  In a journey that includes his father’s friendship with Cardinal John O’Connor, his parents’ openness to life, and encounters with the fidelity of Catholic priests, Dr. Bergsma gives a highly personal and remarkably powerful witness to the love of God and the grace mediated through God’s faithful servants.

PODCAST: Download a podcast of the full talk here.

Some Notes on Mozart’s Requiem

Maestro Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, gave the 2011 John Paul the Great Fine Arts lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, “The Courage to Pray.”  In this well-received lecture, he spoke of his work with the Orchestra, his marriage and family life, and the intersection of faith and culture.  “I try to communicate my faith and what it means to me through the music I conduct,” he said.   “My relationship with God is the same as my relationship with a close friend. If you want to have a close relationship with a friend, then you call them, every day.  The more you speak with your friend, the more you know them.  It is the same with God…If you break the connection between yourself and God, you will lose your values.”  Honeck often encounters surprise that he has time to pray amidst the demands of his career, but said he tells people, “I clean my teeth every day, so why not my soul?”

Do you want to go to heaven?

Maestro Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, gave the 2011 John Paul the Great Fine Arts lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  In this well-received lecture, “The Courage to Pray”,  he spoke of his work with the Orchestra, his marriage and family life, and the intersection of faith and culture.  “I try to communicate my faith and what it means to me through the music I conduct,” he said.   “My relationship with God is the same as my relationship with a close friend. If you want to have a close relationship with a friend, then you call them, every day.  The more you speak with your friend, the more you know them.  It is the same with God…If you break the connection between yo0urself and God, you will lose your values.”  Honeck often encounters surprise that he has time to pray amidst the demands of his career, but said he tells people, “I clean my teeth every day, so why not my soul?”

Body of Christ or Condemnable Idolatry? The Readings for Corpus Christi

This is what I used to hold and teach about the Catholic Eucharist:

“The mass teaches … that Christ is bodily under the form of bread and wine, and therefore is to be worshipped in them; so that the mass, at bottom, is nothing else than a denial of the one sacrifice and sufferings of Jesus Christ, and a condemnable idolatry.” (from the Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 80)

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