Dr. Alan Schreck: St. Francis and Pope Francis: Comparing Their Vision

Pope Francis choose to honor St. Francis with his papal name stating, “He is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation.”

Dr. Alan Schreck, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, examines the parallels between St. Francis and Pope Francis in the areas of mercy, marriage and family, creation, and evangelization in his talk entitled “St. Francis and Pope Francis: Comparing Their Vision.” Dr. Schreck examines these themes more fully in his book St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy in Jesus. His talk was part of the Pope Francis’ Vision for the Renewal of the Church Symposium at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Ralph Martin: Pope Francis, Mercy, and Evangelization

What is Pope Francis’ contribution to this magisterial tradition on evangelization? Where does Pope Francis’ theme of mercy fit in his teaching on evangelization?

Dr. Ralph Martin, president of Renewal Ministries and Director of Graduate Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, looks at Pope Francis’ encyclical Evangelii Gaudium to answer these questions in his talk entitled “Pope Francis, Mercy, and Evangelization.” Dr. Martin’s talk was part of the Pope Francis’ Vision for the Renewal of the Church Symposium at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Barbara Nicolosi — Stories

Barbara Nicolosi, Founder of Act One, Inc., talks about why storytelling is an essential part of shared human culture, and why it is important that Christians shape our culture by telling stories.

Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner? The 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

In 2005, a quasi-remake of the famous 1967 movie “Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner” was released.  Entitled “Guess Who?” it starred Bernie Mac as an African-American father who struggled to deal with his daughter’s Caucasian fiancé (played by Ashton Kutcher).  Much of the comedy of the film revolved around the clash of cultures at the dinner table.  Usually we only share meals with people like us, family members or friends from our own “circle.”  When someone from “outside” comes in, it upsets the our balance. 

Dr. Ralph Martin — Lay People, Their Document, and the Mission of Christ

Dr. Ralph Martin, Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, speaks about “Lay People, Their Document, and the Mission of Christ” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Why Evangelize?  Does It Really Matter?

Dr. Ralph Martin — The Mission of the New Evangelization

Dr. Ralph Martin, Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, speaks about “The Mission of the New Evangelization” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Why Evangelize?  Does It Really Matter?

Dr. Ralph Martin — Why Evangelize? Does It Really Matter?

Dr. Ralph Martin, Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, speaks about “Why Evangelize? Does It Really Matter?” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Steve Ray — We’re Out to Save

Steve Ray, Producer or “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “We’re Out to Save” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again.

Steve Ray — The New Evangelization: Learning from the Early Church

Steve Ray, Producer or “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “The New Evangelization: Learning from the Early Church” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again.

Steve Ray — Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again

Steve Ray, Producer or “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Frank Hanna III — God in the Marketplace

Frank Hanna, entrepreneur, merchant banker, and author of What Your Money Means (Crossroad), speaks on living one’s Faith in the Financial World at Franciscan University as part of our Distinguished Speakers Series.

Dr. Scott Hahn — Courtship, Engagement and Marriage: A Model for the New Evangelization

Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “Courtship, Engagement and Marriage: A Model For the New Evangelization” 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. Scott Hahn — The Evangelical Catholic Moment?: The Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization

Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “The Evangelical Catholic Moment? The Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization” 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.

Patrick Madrid — Written on a Napkin

Patrick Madrid, Author of “Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist,” speaks on “Written on a Napkin” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the whole talk here: The Shock of Divine Kinship.

Patrick Madrid — Speak the Truth

Patrick Madrid, Author of “Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist,” speaks on “Speak the Truth” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the full talk here: The Shock of Divine Kinship.

Patrick Madrid — The Shock of Divine Kinship

Patrick Madrid, Author of “Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist,” speaks on “The Shock of Divine Kinship” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Robert Spencer — Evangelization and Islam: The Dangers, Difficulties, and Rewards of Sharing the Faith with Muslims

Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch, speaks about “Evangelization and Islam: The Dangers, Difficulties, and Rewards of Sharing the Faith with Muslims” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Mass Evangelization

Sharing faith with the Eucharist

Within the first few weeks of his papacy, Pope Francis won widespread praise for his emphasis on “a poor church” that is “for the poor.” His warm and casual disposition, personal simplicity and tender outreach to “the poorest, the weakest, the least important,” as he expressed it in the homily at his inauguration Mass, may prove to be a defining feature of his papacy.

It is undoubtedly true that Pope Francis’ personal style is distinct from that of his immediate predecessors. How could it not be so? Inevitably each pope has his own personality, context and point of emphasis. But what is equally true is that the content and purpose of Francis’ outreach are in clear continuity with the legacy of the Second Vatican Council and especially Blessed John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI; the new pope’s outreach is an embodiment of the new evangelization.

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Dr. Alan Schreck — Vatican II: The Crisis and the Promise

Dr. Alan Schreck, Professor of Theology and Church History at Franciscan University of Steubenville, discusses the Second Vatican Council and its legacy of evangelization versus mere inter-religious dialogue. Dr. Schreck recently published a book on the Council, “Vatican II: The Crisis and the Promise.”

Steve Ray — Evangelizing in a Pagan World

Steve Ray, author and speaker, addresses Franciscan University students as part of the Year of Faith Lecture Series. This excerpt comes from his talk titled “How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize the World.”

Watch the full talk here: How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize the World

Steve Ray — Armed With Lightning

Steve Ray, author and speaker, addresses Franciscan University students as part of the Year of Faith Lecture Series. This excerpt comes from his talk “How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize the World.”

Watch the full talk here: How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize the World

Steve Ray — How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize Our World

Steve Ray, author, speaker, and leader of pilgrimages to the Holy Land, addresses Franciscan University students as part of the Year of Faith Lecture Series. Ray spoke on how Catholics can re-evangelize the world.

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