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

  • St. Matthew – Repost 

    Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-09-18)
    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, 2017-09-11)
    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, 2017-09-04)
    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, 2017-08-28)
    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, 2017-08-21)
    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, 2017-08-14)
    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, 2017-08-07)
    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, 2017-07-31)
    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, 2017-07-24)
    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, 2017-01-17)
    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, 2017-07-10)
    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, 2017-07-03)
    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.
  • The Ministry of Liturgical Music 

    Mattingly, Molly (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-06-26)
    Molly Mattingly discusses the ministry of liturgical music.|Mattingly is Director of Music Ministry at St. John’s Parish on the campus of Creighton University.
  • John the Baptist – Repost 

    Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-06-19)
    New Testament scholar Fr. Dennis Hamm discusses John the Baptist and his significance.|The feast of John the Baptist is June 24th.|(This program first appeared in 2010.)
  • The Philosophical Roots of Rerum Novarum 

    Beabout, Gregory (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-06-12)
    Professor Gregory Beabout discusses the philosophical roots of Pope Leon XIII’s landmark social encyclical Rerum Novarum.| Dr. Beabout is Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University.
  • The Call to Business and Contemplation 

    Naughton, Michael (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-06-05)
    Dr. Michael Naughton discusses the relationship between contemplative leisure and the vocation of business.|Dr. Naughton is Professor of Catholic Studies and the Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University ...
  • Jesuit Universities and Racial Justice 

    Pestello, Fred P. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-05-29)
    Dr. Fred Pestello discusses the efforts of Saint Louis University to deal with a protest/occupation crisis that erupted on SLU’s campus following the 2014 shooting death Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri. Dr. Pestello, ...
  • The Feast of the Ascension – Repost 

    Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-05-22)
    Dr. Eileen Burke-Sullivan comes back to the program to discuss the feast of the Ascension of Lord. Burke-Sullivan points out that, liturgically, the Ascension is as important as Christmas, but most people are unaware of ...
  • Justice in the Global Economy 

    Laczniak, Gene (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-05-15)
    Dr. Gene Laczniak discusses the origin and content of the document Justice in the Global Economy: Building Sustainable and Inclusive communities, a recent publication of the Jesuit Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat.|Dr. ...
  • Francis J. Moloney on the Salesians of Don Bosco 

    Moloney, Francis J., SDB (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-05-08)
    The Rev. Professor Francis J. Moloney discusses the history and charism of the Salesians of Don Bosco, which is his own religious order.|Fr. Moloney is Senior Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University.

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