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

  • Spiritual Direction in Australia 

    Thompson, Marie (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
    Marie Thompson joins Wendy Wright and Sherri Brown to discuss trends in spiritual direction in Australia.|Thompson teaches in Creighton’s Christian Spirituality Program.
  • Evolving Catholic Teaching about the Death Penalty 

    Fleming, Julia (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
    Wendy Wright interviews Dr. Julia Fleming about evolving Catholic teaching about the death penalty and other forms of illegitimate punishment.|Dr. Fleming teaches moral theology at Creighton University.
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Repost 

    Wright, Wendy M.; O'Keefe, John J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
    Program hosts Wendy M. Wright and John O’Keefe discuss the life and contribution of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Her feast day is January 4th.|This program first appeared in 2012.
  • Prayer and Art 

    Predmore, John, S.J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    John Predmore S.J. reflects on the relationship between prayer and art making.| Fr. Predmore teaches in Creighton’s Christian Spirituality Program.
  • Ignatian Advising 

    DeFeo, Joseph (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Our guest this week is Joseph DeFeo, Executive Director of the Ignatian Colleagues Program. In this episode we discuss efforts at Jesuit colleges and universities to integrate Ignatian Spirituality in the advising process.
  • Music during Advent – Repost 

    Rubis Bauer, Marie (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    St. Cecilia Cathedral (Omaha, NE) liturgist, Marie Rubus Bauer discusses the formative power of music during Advent.|This program first appeared in 2008.
  • Bishop Vincent McCauley 

    O'Keefe, John J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    Co-host John O’Keefe discusses his recent documentary, which portrays the life of the missionary bishop Vincent McCauley.|The video is available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/176783779
  • The Spirit of Gratitude - Repost 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
    As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, Rev. Larry Gillick reflects upon gratitude and the Christian life.|This program first appeared in 2011.
  • 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.

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