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. 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.

Watch the original talk: Morality in God.

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 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.

Download the free handout: Catholics in a Post-Liberation World.

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?

Lila Rose — The Greatest Destroyer of Peace

Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, quotes Mother Teresa and goes on to describe some of the findings of her organization’s research into abortion.

Watch the full talk here: What Do You Know about Abortion and Eugenics?

Lila Rose — What Do You Know about Abortion and Eugenics?

Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, speaks to Franciscan University of Steubenville students about abortion and eugenics.

Fr. Dennis Gang, T.O.R. — Ready Our Hearts

Fr. Dennis Gang, T.O.R., Alumni Chaplain at Franciscan University of Steubenville, gives a homily about “Ready Our Hearts” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

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.

Dr. John Bergsma — Marriage in the Beginning, Middle, and End of the Bible

Dr. John Bergsma, Associate Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, talks about “Marriage in the Beginning, Middle, and the End of the Bible” at the 2012 Applied Biblical Studies Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Dr. John Bergsma — Marriage is an Icon of God’s Relationship to Humanity

Dr. John Bergsma, Associate Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, talks about “Marriage is an Icon of God’s Relationship to Humanity” at the 2012 Applied Biblical Studies Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Dr. Scott Hahn — Response to Kimberly Hahn’s “Chosen and Cherished”

Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University, responds to Kimberly Hahn’s  “Chosen and Cherished” at the 2012 Applied Biblical Studies 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 Kimberly Hahn’s talk here: Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage.

Steve Ray — Infant Baptism

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

Steve Ray — By Faith Alone

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

Steve Ray — Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response

Steve Ray, Producer of “Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine,” speaks about “Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Fr. Mark Ott — A Glimpse at Saints Joachim and Anne

An excerpt from the Homily of Fr. Mark Ott, where he talks about “A Glimpse at Saints Joachim and Anne” at the 2012 Applied Biblical Studies Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Watch the whole homily here: Homily on the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne.

Fr. Mark Ott — Homily on the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne

Fr. Mark Ott gives a homily on the Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne at the 2012 Applied Biblical Studies Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

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