August 2014 Show: “Conversion and Deification”

St. Athanasius once wrote that the Son of God became man so we might become God.” What does that mean? And how does it affect the Christian’s pursuit of holiness?

Guest Father David Meconi, SJ, author and professor of early Christian history at St. Louis University, will answer those questions and more on the process of divine adoption in this lively discussion led by host Michael Hernon, vice president of Advancement at Franciscan University, and panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn of Franciscan University’s Theology Department.

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July 2014 Show: “Statecraft as Soulcraft”

Dr. Francis BeckwithDo Christians belong in the public square? Should we check our faith at the door of political discourse? Why do these questions matter in a free society?

Michael Hernon, vice president of Advancement at Franciscan University, leads this timely discussion on statecraft as soulcraft with Dr. Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University and author of Politics for Christians, and panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn of Franciscan University’s Theology Department.

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Dr. Francis Beckwith — Statecraft as Soulcraft

Do Christians belong in the public square? Should we check our faith at the door of political discourse? Why do these questions matter in a free society?

Michael Hernon, vice president of Advancement at Franciscan University, leads this timely discussion on statecraft as soulcraft with Dr. Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University and author of Politics for Christians, and panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn of Franciscan University’s Theology Department.

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Dr. Aaron Kheriaty — A Catholic Guide to Depression

How can the saints, the sacraments, and psychiatry help break the grip of depression? What can friends and family members do for those struggling with depression?

Psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, author of The Catholic Guide to Depression, will offer many insights on understanding and overcoming the trial of depression in his discussion with host Michael Hernon, vice president of Advancement, and theology panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn of Franciscan University.

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June 2014 Show: “A Catholic Guide to Depression”

Dr. Aaron KheriatyHow can the saints, the sacraments, and psychiatry help break the grip of depression? What can friends and family members do for those struggling with depression?

Psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, author of The Catholic Guide to Depression, will offer many insights on understanding and overcoming the trial of depression in his discussion with host Michael Hernon, vice president of Advancement, and theology panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn of Franciscan University. Download the free handout: “The Problem of Depression”

Emily Stimpson — Theology of the Body and Everyday Life

For over 30 years, Catholics have found in Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body a guide for living the truth of the Church’s teachings on human sexuality. But what does the Theology of the Body have to do with the rest of life?

Learn the answer to that question and more as Emily Stimpson discusses her book, These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body, with host Michael Hernon, vice president of Advancement, and theology panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn of Franciscan University.

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Mike Aquilina — Transforming Witness: Marriage and the Early Church

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Mike Aquilina, Executive Vice President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, as they discuss the roots of Christian marriage and its impact on society.

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Dr. Scott Hahn — Consuming the Word

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Donald Asci, and special guest Dr. Scott Hahn, as they discuss Dr. Hahn’s latest book, Consuming the Word.

Is Catholicism a religion of the Book or a religion of the Word? Is that Word a Page or a Person? Is the New Testament a Document or a Sacrament? Explore these questions and discover how the answers can enrich your Lenten journey on this episode of Franciscan University Presents.

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May 2014 Show: “Theology of the Body and Everyday Life”

Mike AquilinaWith special guest Emily Stimpson, author of “These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body”, as they discuss how John Paul II’s well-known writings can be applied to every aspect of our lives.

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April 2014 Show: “Transforming Witness: Marriage and the Early Church”

Mike AquilinaWith special guest Mike Aquilina, Executive Vice President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, as they discuss the roots of Christian marriage and its impact on society.

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March 2014 Show: “Consuming the Word”

Dr Scott HahnWith special guest Dr. Scott Hahn, as they discuss Dr. Hahn’s latest book “Consuming the Word”.

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Doug Keck — Faith and Media

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Doug Keck, President and COO of EWTN, as they discuss the modern media and how we can consume and create media while remaining faithful Catholics.

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January 2014 Show: “Renewal: How a New Generation of Priests and Bishops Are Revitalizing the Catholic Church”

Dr Anne HendershottWith special guest Dr. Anne Hendershott, Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, as they discuss Dr. Hendershott’s book “Renewal: How a New Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops Is Revitalizing the Catholic Church”.

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Dr. Anne Hendershott — Renewal: How a New Generation of Priests and Bishops Are Revitalizing the Catholic Church

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Anne Hendershott, Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, as they discuss Dr. Hendershott’s book “Renewal: How a New Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops Is Revitalizing the Catholic Church”.

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December 2013 Show: “Lumen Fidei and the Life of Faith”

Lumen Fidei and the Life of FaithWith special guest Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, President of Franciscan University of Steubenville, as they discuss the first encyclical published by Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei, and its impact on our daily lives.

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Father Sean O. Sheridan — Lumen Fidei and the Life of Faith

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, President of Franciscan University of Steubenville, as they discuss the first encyclical published by Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei, and its impact on our daily lives.

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November 2013 Show: “Hispanic Catholics and the New Evangelization”

Abp-jose-GomezWith special guest, the Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, as they discuss the unique role that Hispanic Catholics have in the New Evangelization.

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Dr. Curtis Martin — Living the Faith

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Curtis Martin, Founder and President of the Fellowship Of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), as they discuss the challenges facing today’s Catholic.

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Doug Keck — Real Leadership in a Virtual Universe

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

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.

September 2013 Show: “Why Marriage Matters”

"Why Marriage Matters"September 2013 Show: “Why Marriage Matters”

With special guest Dr. Patrick Fagan

Join host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Patrick Fagan, Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, as they discuss the importance of marriage and its role in society.

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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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Dr. Scott Hahn — Pope Pius XII: The Hidden Legacy

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Mike Sirilla, and special guest Dr. Scott Hahn, as they uncover the rich heritage left behind by one of the 20th century’s most polarizing figures. From his impact on Vatican II to the return of the Holy Week liturgies, explore the papacy of Pope Pius XII on Franciscan University Presents.

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Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons — Healthy, Holy Fathers

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, Director of the Institute for Marital Healing, as they address the current crisis of fatherhood in our society: what factors are contributing to this problem and what can men do to buck the trend?

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Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons — June 2013 Show: “Healthy, Holy Fathers”

fitzgibbonsJune 2013 Show: “Healthy, Holy Fathers”

With special guest Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, MD

Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, director of the Institute for Marital Healing discusses with host Michael Hernon and professors Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn about the crisis in fatherhood and how men can be the fathers God wants them to be.

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Colleen Carroll Campbell — Man Proposes, God Disposes

Colleen Carroll Campbell, author and EWTN anchor, offers some words of wisdom to those receiving their Masters Degrees in this excerpt from her Graduate Commencement Address.  Ms. Campbell was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Communications.

Watch the full address here: 2013 Graduate Commencement Address.

Colleen Carroll Campbell — 2013 Graduate Commencement Address

Colleen Carroll Campbell, author, EWTN anchor, and presidential speech writer, delivers the 2013 Graduate Commencement Address at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  Ms. Campbell was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Communications.

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — Divine Mercy and Mary

Join Host Michael Hernon, Panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, as they discuss the message of Divine Mercy and the special role Mary plays in this devotion.

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Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — April 2013 Show: “Divine Mercy and Mary”

Fr-GaitleyApril 2013 Show: “Divine Mercy and Mary”

With special guest Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

What are the essential aspects of Divine Mercy? How does Marian Consecration draw us to the Divine Mercy? Why should we make the message of mercy a special focus during this Year of Faith? Franciscan University Presents host Michael Hernon and Franciscan University theology professors Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn will discuss these questions and more with Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, the director of the Association of Marian Helpers.

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The New Evangelization

Join host Michael Hernon and panelists Dr. Ralph Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn as they discuss the importance of their upcoming series “The New Evangelization,” airing on EWTN beginning March 3rd.

The New Evangelization

The New Evangelization

Join Host Michael Hernon and panelists Dr. Ralph Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn as they discuss the importance of their upcoming series “The New Evangelization”, airing on EWTN beginning March 3rd.

Almsgiving and Repentance

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Anthony Giambrone, OP, as they discuss the practice and tradition of almsgiving.

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Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P. — March 2013 Show: “Almsgiving and Repentance”

FrGiambroneMarch 2013 Show: “Almsgiving and Repentance”

With special guest Fr. Anthony Giambrone, OP

Every year, the Church gives us the gift of Lent as a special time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. But while most Catholics pray and many of us fast, we can sometimes neglect almsgiving. What is this ancient spiritual practice? How does it differ from secular philanthropy? Franciscan University Presents host Michael Hernon and Franciscan University theology professors Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn will explore the power and benefits of almsgiving with Father Anthony Giambrone, a priest of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph.

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Dr. Alan Schreck — John Paul II: A Teaching Pope

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Alan Schreck, as they discuss the legacy of the writings of John Paul II.

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February 2013 Show: “John Paul II: A Teaching Pope”

Dr. Alan Schreck in classFebruary 2013 Show: “John Paul II: A Teaching Pope”

With special guest Dr. Alan Schreck

Blessed John Paul II touched the hearts and minds of billions of people across the world, and his teachings will help shape the Catholic Church for generations to come. Join Dr. Alan Schreck, professor of theology and Church history at Franciscan University of Steubenville, as he unpacks for us the wisdom found in Pope John Paul II’s 14 encyclical letters.

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Dr. John Bergsma — Getting to Know the Bible

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. John Bergsma, as they discuss how you can become more knowledgeable about the sacred scriptures.

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December 2012: “Discovering God’s Will” – Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV

December 2012 Show: “Discovering God’s Will”

With special guest Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV

Every Catholic has a vocation, a call from God that only he or she can answer. But how can we tell if we are truly doing what God wants? And what can we learn from St. Ignatius about discernment? Join us as we discuss this with Father Timothy Gallagher, OMV, author of Discerning the Will of God.

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Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV — Discovering God’s Will

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, as they discuss finding the will of God in your life.

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Catholic Issues in Healthcare and Bioethics

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Marie Hilliard, as they discuss modern issues for faithful Catholics in the areas of healthcare and bioethics.

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November 2012: “Catholic Issues in Healthcare and Bioethics” – Dr. Marie Hillard

November 2012 Show: “Catholic Issues in Healthcare and Bioethics”

With special guest Dr. Marie Hilliard

Blessed Pope John Paul II warned of the rapid spread of the culture of death, especially in the West. He also gave us a mission to live as witnesses to the gospel of life and help heal the culture. To do this more effectively, we must be well informed about vital Catholic issues in healthcare and bioethics.  Join us as we discuss this with Dr. Marie Hillard, director of Bioethics and Public Policy for the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

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Fatima and Hope

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, as they discuss the message of hope given to us at Fatima.

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October 2012: “Fatima and Hope” – Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR

October 2012 Show: “Fatima and Hope”

With special guest Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR

The Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, yet her message to the visionaries is especially timely today. Why do those apparitions still bring hope to the modern world? And how can Catholics best live out Our Lady’s requests for penance, sacrifices, and reparation? Join us as we discuss this with author Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR.

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The New Evangelization

Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Ralph Martin, as they discuss our call to be part of a new evangelization.

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Dr. Helen Alvaré — In Defense of Life, Love, and Freedom

Religious liberty is a cherished American right. Today, that right finds itself in direct conflict with some people’s definition of human rights, such as the so-called “rights” to reproductive freedom and same-sex unions. Join us as we discuss this issue with Dr. Helen Alvaré, professor of law at George Mason University School of Law and a consultor for the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

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Bob Rice — A New Pentecost for Catechesis

Following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI has repeatedly called the Church to engage in the work of the New Evangelization. Much of what that work entails, however, is a new catechesis, a new way of handing on the Faith.Join us as we examine the nature of that new catechesis with today’s special guest Bob Rice, professor of catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Jeff Cavins — “Offer it Up”: Opportunities to Grow in Holiness

Jeff Cavins, author and creator of EWTN’s Life on the Rock, spoke to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2011 Applied Biblical Studies Conference “Unveiling the Mystery: The Book of Revelation.”  In this talk, “Redemptive Suffering”, Cavins addresses the problem of pain, speaking from personal experience and the wisdom of the Scriptures, popes, and saints.  He explains the mysterious gift given to Christians: we are permitted to suffer alongside Jesus as a witness and martyr. “What is lacking in the suffering of Jesus?” asks Cavins.  “Nothing.  But you are allowed to participate…Many of us are missing the opportunity for the Passion in our own lives, and it doesn’t become salvific.”

Kimberly Hahn — Parenting Teens and Young Adults with Biblical Wisdom

How can parents raise teens to honor the Lord? How can they support their young adult children as they mature in the faith? These can be daunting prospects in today’s secular culture, but Church teaching and Sacred Scripture provide valuable guidance to parents. Author and homeschooling mom Kimberly Hahn joins Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, and panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn of Franciscan University’s Theology Department in this discussion on a scriptural approach to parenting.

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Conforming to Christ in a Noisy World

Jeff Cavins, author and creator of EWTN’s Life on the Rock, spoke to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2010 Defending the Faith Conference “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind.”   In this talk, “Walk With Eternity on Your Mind: How to Think and Live Differently”, he calls on all faithful Catholics to live in light of their eternal destination and always evangelize.  “Every person I meet is searching,” he said.  “They might act confident, they might act like they have it together, and their wallet might be bulging, but I know that inside, they’re searching.”  He described the modern sense of confusion without any overarching context for all the news and information that pours in every day and pointed to salvation history as a way to make sense of this overwhelming modern world.

Dr. Scott Hahn — Blasphemy with Breakfast

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks on “Abba or Allah: The Difference it Makes” at Franciscan University’s 2011 Defending the Faith Conference, “Ambassadors for Christ.” “For the last quarter of a century,” said Dr. Hahn, “I have shared a conviction with a growing number of people that Islam really does represent the single greatest force of the third millennium and also the single greatest challenge and threat to Christianity worldwide.”  Dr. Hahn explains the very different conceptions of God in Islam (as Allah, Master) and in Christianity (as Abba, Father) and their consequences for life, religion, and interreligious encounters.  “There’s a profound difference between slavery and sonship,” Hahn declared.  “Until the sons of God outserve the slaves of God, Christianity is going to continue to dissolve.”

PODCAST: Download a podcast of the full talk here.

Dr. Scott Hahn — Slaves and Sons

Dr. Scott Hahn, the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks on “Abba or Allah: The Difference it Makes” at Franciscan University’s 2011 Defending the Faith Conference, “Ambassadors for Christ.” “For the last quarter of a century,” said Dr. Hahn, “I have shared a conviction with a growing number of people that Islam really does represent the single greatest force of the third millennium and also the single greatest challenge and threat to Christianity worldwide.”  Dr. Hahn explains the very different conceptions of God in Islam (as Allah, Master) and in Christianity (as Abba, Father) and their consequences for life, religion, and interreligious encounters.  “There’s a profound difference between slavery and sonship,” Hahn declared.  “Until the sons of God outserve the slaves of God, Christianity is going to continue to dissolve.”

PODCAST: Download a podcast of the full talk here.

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