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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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”

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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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September 2012: “The New Evangelization” – Dr. Ralph Martin

September 2012 Show: “The New Evangelization”

With special guest Dr. Ralph Martin

Pope Benedict XVI has announced a special Year of Faith beginning in October 2012, which calls Catholics to engage in the work of the New Evangelization. But what exactly does the New Evangelization entail? How do we overcome the obstacles to evangelizing in our homes, parishes, and workplaces? Join us as we discuss this with Dr. Ralph Martin, consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization.

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May 2012 Show: “Catholics and Islam”

Robert Spencer — FUPMay 2012 Show: “Catholics and Islam”

With special guest Robert Spencer

Join Host Dr. Scott Hahn, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Michael Sirilla, and special guest Robert Spencer, as they discuss the relationship between the world’s two largest faiths.

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Dr. Michael Therrien — April 2012 Show: “The Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus”

Dr. Michael Therrien — FUPApril 2012 Show: “The Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus”

With special guest Dr. Michael Therrien

Join Host Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Michel Therrien, as they discuss the Paschal Mystery.

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Fr. Dave Pivonka, T.O.R. — March 2012 Show: “The Path of Repentance”

Fr. Dave Pivonka — FUPMarch 2012 Show: “The Path of Repentance”

With special guest Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

Join Host Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, as they discuss the nature of repentance.

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Patrick Madrid — February 2012 Show: “Catholic Apologetics”

Patrick Madrid — FUPFebruary 2012 Show: “Catholic Apologetics”

With special guest Patrick Madrid

Join Host Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Patrick Madrid as they discuss the defense of our faith.

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Dr. Anthony Esolen — January 2012 Show: “The New Translation of the Roman Missal”

Dr. Anthony Esolen—FUPJanuary 2012 Show: “The New Translation of the Roman Missal”

With special guest Dr. Anthony Esolen

Join Host Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Anthony Esolen, as they discuss the new English translation of the Roman Missal, introduced in Advent of 2011.

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December 2011 Show: “Forming Tomorrow’s Priests”

Fr. Dave Pivonka—FUP 2December 2011 Show: “Forming Tomorrow’s Priests”

With special guest Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

Join host Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, as they discuss the role of priests in the world and how the formation of priests is one of the most important missions of the Church.

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November 2011 Show: “Challenges of Faith in Our Time”

Fr. Raneiro Cantalamessa—FUPNovember 2011 Show: “Challenges of Faith in Our Time”

With special guest Fr. Raneiro Cantalamessa, OFM CAP

Join host Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM CAP, preacher to the Papal Household, as they discuss the challenges we face as Catholics at the beginning of the Third Millennium.

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June 2009 Show: “Benedict of Bavaria”

Dr. Brennan PursellJune 2009 Show: “Benedict of Bavaria”

With special guest Dr. Brennan Pursell

Join Host Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Brennan Pursell, as they discuss how the Holy Father’s German background impacted his spiritual journey.

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April 2008 Show: “Pope Benedict XVI and Jesus of Nazareth”

Dr. Brant PitreApril 2008 Show: “Pope Benedict XVI and Jesus of Nazareth”

With special guest Dr. Brant Pitre

Join Host Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Brant Pitre, as they discuss Pope Benedict XVI’s book Jesus of Nazareth.

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December 2005 Show: “The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI”

Dr. Regis MartinDecember 2005 Show: “The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI”

With special guest Dr. Regis Martin

Join Host Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, panelists Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. Michael Sirilla, and special guest Dr. Regis Martin, as they discuss the Holy Father’s theological background and try to project what his Papacy will mean for the Church.

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