Catholic Comments is an audio program dedicated to the discussion of the Contemporary Catholic Church from an Ignatian perspective.Catholic Comments is hosted by Dr. John J. O’Keefe and Dr. Wendy M. Wright, both members of the theology faculty at Creighton University, a Jesuit, Catholic University in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Center for Catholic Thought at Creighton University was created in 2009. The Center serves students, faculty, staff, and the local Catholic community through a series of programs designed to explore and promote the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

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Recent Submissions

  • The Spirituality and Psychology of Forgiveness 

    Luebbert, Michael (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Dr. Michael Luebbert discuss forgiveness from a psychological and spiritual perspective.|Dr. Luebbert is a clinical psychologist in Omaha, Nebraska and a member of the faculty in Creighton’s Christian Spirituality Program. ...
  • St. Catherine of Sienna 

    Bachman, Janice, O.P. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Janice Bachman, O.P. discusses the life and contribution of St. Catherine of Siena.|A graduate of Creighton University’s (Omaha) Christian Spirituality Program, Janice is on the summer faculty of Creighton’s Masterís Program ...
  • All Saints Day – Repost 

    Burke Sullivan, Eileen (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Today we are reposting our discussion of All Saints Day and All Souls Day with Eileen Burke Sullivan.|The program first appeared in 2008.
  • Capuchin Franciscans 

    Hirt, David, O.F.M.Cap. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Brother David Hirt discusses the charism of the Capuchin branch of the Franciscan order.|Br. Hirt is studying spiritual direction in Creighton’s Christian Spirituality Program.
  • The Church in Cuba 

    Anreus, Alejandro (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Anreus is a professor of art history as well as a member of the Art and Latin American/Latino Studies at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Born in Havana, Cuba, Anreus is an art historian as well as a Spanish poet.
  • Pacem in Terris – Repost 

    Bergman, Roger (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Roger Bergman, director of Creighton’s Justice and Peace Studies Program, comes back to the show to discuss Pope John XXIII’s important encyclical Pacem in Terris. Published in 1963, Pacem in Terris is one of the few ...
  • The Rosary 

    Monaghan, Teresa (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Teresa Monaghan comes back to the show to discuss praying the Rosary.|Teresa Monaghan, A.O., S.T.L. is a faculty member in Creighton’s summer program in Christian spirituality, local and National Moderator of the Pontifical ...
  • The Perils of Hospitality 

    Kalbian, Ailine (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Dr. Aline Kalbian reflects upon the theological implications of “Hospitality.”|Dr. Kalbian is Professor of Religion at The Florida State University.
  • St. Matthew – Repost 

    Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    September 21 is the feast of Saint Matthew. Fr. Dennis Hamm, S.J. comes back to the show to talk about both Matthew, one of the twelve, and the gospel that bears his name.|This program first appeared in 2009.
  • Selective Conscientious Objection 

    Bergman, Roger (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Roger Bergman comes back to the show to discuss the concept of selective conscientious objection to unjust wars.
  • Embodying Eucharist 

    Copeland, M. Shawn (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    M. Shawn Copeland discusses her recent work on Embodying the Eucharist|Dr. Copeland is a Professor of Theology at Boston College.
  • St. Augustine of Hippo -- Repost 

    O'Keefe, John; Wright, Wendy M. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    The feast of St. Augustine is August 28th. In today’s program, hosts John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright reflect on the legacy of this great Christian.|This program first appeared in 2009.
  • Jesuit Liberal Arts Education 

    Himes, Michael, Rev. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Rev. Michael Himes discusses the history and value of a Catholic Liberal Arts education.|Fr. Himes is a member of the Theology Department at Boston College.
  • The Assumption of Mary – Repost 

    Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Eileen Burke Sullivan discusses the doctrine of the Assumption of Mary.|This program first appeared in 2012.
  • Natalia Serna and Songs From the Border 

    Serna, Natalia (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Singer-songwriter Natia Serna discusses her work writing and singing about migration and the border experinece.|Serna goes by the stage name “La Muna,” and her work is available on Bandcamp. (https://lamuna.bandcamp.com/ ...
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola – Repost 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Rev Larry Gillick, SJ discusses the life and legacy of St. Ignatius of Loyola.|This podcast first appeared in October 2007
  • Spirituality and Sports 

    Carney, James J.; Engel, Max (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Dr. James J. Carney and Dr. Max Engel discuss a course they recently co-taught exploring the connections between spirituality and sports.|Dr. Carney (Theology) and Dr. Engel (Education/Theology) teach full time at Creighton ...
  • Mary Magdalene 

    Calef, Susan (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Dr. Susan Calef discusses what we know about Mary Magdalene. Dr. Calef teaches New Testament at Creighton University.
  • Saint Benedict – Repost 

    Harmless, William, S.J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Rev. William Harmless discusses the life and legacy of Saint Benedict.|The program mentions the following items that may be of interest to listeners:|* The Benedictine Order (http://www.osb.org/)|* The Cistercians ...
  • The Consistent Life Ethic 

    Masalonis, Anthony (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Anthony Masalonis discusses the work and perspective on of Consistent Life Network, an organization he serves as a board member. Masalonis joined us via Skype.

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