This week we're talking with Brother Joseph Hoover, S.J., about the Catholic Church's fight against the death penalty. Signs of the Times includes a band formed by four Dominican sisters. On the Pope Francis news front, we've got his latest donations to an Italian non-profit, his comparison of refugee camps to concentration camps and his surprise TED Talk calling for a "revolution of tenderness." And finally, we wade into the debate around being a Catholic and a member of the Democratic Party.
He is risen! And so are our pint glasses, now that Lent is over. This week, we chat with Andy Otto, author of the new book God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary and author of the blog godinallthings.com. Who gets to be an expert on Ignatian spirituality? What are “God moments?” And how can Ignatian discernment help you with making the big and small choices in life?
In Signs of the Times, we open up Pope Francis’ annual Easter message, “Urbi et Orbi,” Bill O'Reilly's up-and-down Wednesday, anti-Catholic Irish slurs, what schism really means and whether you should put down your yoga mat and pick up your cross.
Finally, in consolations and desolations, which is quickly devolving to the “we go to church with our significant others” part of the show, we look at where we found God in our Holy Week and Easter.
Why is the Easter Vigil so long and why should you definitely attend it? We sat down with Fr. James Martin, S.J. (again) to talk about all things Holy Week. This week we also explain where we got the phrase "Signs of the Times," no we didn't make it up. All that and more for this, the holiest week of the year, and perhaps the holiest of all Jesuitical episodes.
You've probably said it. You wake up—head pounding, body sore. “I feel like I got hit by a truck.”
Well, Katie McKenna actually got run over by a truck. An 18-wheeler to be exact. This week on jesuitical, we talk with Katie about her aptly named memoir How to Get Run Over by a Truck.
We had so much fun talking Beauty and the Beast last week, that we decided to take a deeper dive into how Disney influenced our upbringings. So we decided to ring up the people best able to assess that: our mothers.