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. Michael P. Krom: What Do I Owe My Neighbor?

What is justice? What does justice require of me in my interaction with my neighbor?

Michael P. Krom is chair of the philosophy department at St. Vincent College and author of a forthcoming book tentatively entitled, “Justice and Charity: A Thomistic Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching”. In this lecture, as part of the Pope Francis’ Vision for the Renewal of the Church Symposium, Dr. Krom explores the line between natural justice and charity while discussing the philosophy of justice.

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Rt Rev. Mark Davies: The Real Victory To Be Won

On election night in America, Bishop Mark Davies reflects on the Catholic view of history. He notes, with Blessed John Henry Newman, that the Catholic view enncompasses both looking backwards at the long history of the Church and looking forward with confidence to the ultimate victory of Christ.

Rt Rev. Mark Davies is Bishop of the Diocese of Shrewsbury in the Province of Birmingham, England. Bishop Davies’ talk “The Real Victory To Be Won” was sponsored by the Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Fr. Don Calloway, MIC: The Rosary as a Spiritual Weapon

In this insight, Fr. Don Calloway, MIC, Vocation Director for the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, shares the powerful story of Bishop Doeme and how the rosary saved him and his flock from the terrors of Boko Haram in Nigeria. The full talk is based on his recent book, “Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon”. Fr. Calloway’s talk was sponsored by the Chapel Ministries Dept. at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

 

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Fr. Don Calloway, MIC: The Rosary: Spiritual Sword of Our Lady

What is the most powerful weapon on earth? In this talk based on his recent book, “Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon,” Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC argues that the rosary is a spiritual sword that has won decisive battles. And he has the stories to prove it.

Fr. Don Calloway, MIC, is Vocation Director for the Marians of the Immaculate Conception and author of several books about Mary. Fr. Calloway’s talk was sponsored by the Chapel Ministries Dept. at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Rt Rev. Mark Davies: Paul VI Catechetics Lecture

Calling St. John Vianney the saint for the new evangelization, Bishop Mark Davies draws lessons in catechesis from the life of the saint in this Paul VI Catechetics Lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Rt. Rev. Mark Davies is Bishop of the Diocese of Shrewsbury in the Province of Birmingham, England. He has produced a DVD mini-series on St. John Vianney for EWTN.

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Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ: The Jesuit Hermeneutic of Pope Francis

Pope Francis has his own style and form of writing, and he’s got a purpose. Why did Pope Francis choose these particular encyclicals letters? Why these particular contents? Why address these particular groups that he is inviting into a Church they may have previously written off?

In this talk entitled “The Jesuit Hermeneutic of Pope Francis: Go In Their Door So They Will Come Out of Yours,” Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, Founder of the Magis Institute for Reason and Faith, lays out the fourfold method of Pope Francis’ writings and explains how they relate to the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuit theme of “The Magis.” Fr. Spitzer’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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Marriana Leach: Authentic vs. Counterfeit Love in Dating Relationships: How Far is Too Far

How do I know I’m ready to date? What do I do when I have a crush on someone? How do I get the love I am looking for?

Marriana Leach, writer and speaker for The Culture Project, offers practical thoughts on the reality of the beauty of the human person, virtue, and communication her talk entitled “Authentic vs. Counterfeit Love in Dating Relationships: How Far is Too Far”. Ms. Leach’s talk was part of the Gift of Human Sexuality Symposium at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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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. Josephine Lombardi: Mercy and Beyond: Becoming Experts in Humanity

Pope St. John Paul II once declared, “Right from the beginning of my ministry in St. Peter’s See in Rome, I consider this message [of Divine Mercy] my special task.” Pope Francis has also brought an urgency to spreading the message of mercy to his papacy and is bringing this message to the world in his own way.

Dr. Josephine Lombardi, Associate Professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology, Professor of Field Education, and Director of Lay Formation for St. Augustine’s Seminary in Scarborough, Ontario, develops three key features of Pope Francis’ program of Life: therapeutic jurisprudence, the Marian dimension, and an interdisciplinary approach to human formation. Her talk entitled “Mercy and Beyond: Becoming Experts in Humanity” 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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Archbishop Charles J. Chaput: Living Christian Joy

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Philadelphia, visits Franciscan University as part of the Pope Francis’ Vision for the Renewal of the Church Symposium. He presents on the role of the Christian in the broken world in which we live drawing especially from his newest book, “Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World”.

In this insight, Archbishop Chaput discusses the confidence and hope of true Christianity in this excerpt from his talk entitled, “The Mission of the Church in the New America.”

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Marcus Grodi — Franciscan University Unites Faith & Reason

Marcus Grodi, President of the Coming Home Network and Host of EWTN’s “The Journey Home”, endorses Franciscan University of Steubenville as a place where Faith and Reason come together.

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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Dr. John Crosby — The Universality of Incarnational Humanism

Dr. John Crosby, Director of the MA Philosophy Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, discusses the universality of incarnational humanism in this excerpt from his talk entitled “The Triumph of Incarnational Humanism at Vatican II” delivered at the Year of Faith Symposium on Vatican II at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the full talk here: The Triumph of Incarnational Humanism at Vatican II.

Dr. John Crosby — The Triumph of Incarnational Humanism at Vatican II

Dr. John Crosby, Director of the MA Philosophy Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “The Triumph of Incarnational Humanism at Vatican II” at the Year of Faith Symposium on Vatican II 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.

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Dr. Christopher Kaczor — Defending Rights of Conscience for Healthcare Workers

Dr. Christopher Kaczor, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, discusses the nature of conscience and gives his reasons about why the conscience rights of healthcare workers need to be preserved.  Dr. Kaczor is the author of several books, including “The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church” and “The Ethics of Abortion.”

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. John Rist — What is Meant By Morality?

Dr. John Rist, the Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair in Philosophy at Catholic University of America, defines morality in this excerpt from his keynote entitled “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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

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. John Rist — Must Morality Be Grounded in God?

Dr. John Rist, the Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair in Philosophy at Catholic University of America, delivers a keynote address entitled “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Watch the response to this talk here: A Response to “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?”

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.

Dr. Glenn Olsen — An Intro to Christopher Dawson

Dr. Glenn Olsen, professor of history at the University of Utah, gives some background on 20th-century historian Christopher Dawson in this excerpt from his talk “Christopher Dawson’s Christian View of History”.

Watch the full talk here: Christopher Dawon’s Christian View of History.

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.

Dr. Glenn Olsen — Christopher Dawson: The Catholic Church

Dr. Glenn Olsen, professor of history at the University of Utah, discusses 20th-century historian Christopher Dawson’s Catholic roots in this excerpt from his talk “Christopher Dawson’s Christian View of History”.

Watch the full talk here: Christopher Dawson’s Christian View of History.

Dr. Glenn Olsen — Christopher Dawson’s Christian View of History

Dr. Glenn Olsen, professor of history at the University of Utah, shares how 20th-century historian Christopher Dawson’s entire worldview and interpretation of history springs from his Catholic faith.

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.

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?

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