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This Dialogue welcomes Archdiocese of Philly Renaissance Man Fr. Stephen Thorne to talk accountability and representation within the Catholic Church. We touch upon the dynamics of his life and work as an African American priest, the Bishop's letters concerning antiracism and where the Church continues to fall short in terms of serving as a truly inclusive community of believers.
Special thanks to Villanova Theology grad students Jacques Linder and Andre Price for their thoughts in the Intro!

2 Men's Basketball National Championships in 3 years have catapulted the Villanova community into a realm of unprecedented exposure and attention. With an elite collegiate athletic program catalyzing bursts in enrollment and campus expansion, the question of mission and presence of God in these pursuits becomes pressing. This Dialogue welcomes Dr. Ed Hastings, Assistant Professor of Theology at Villanova, as well as Men's Basketball Chaplain Fr. Rob Hagan to discuss the importance of culture, identity and and mission to analyze and critique the value of sport at Villanova.

This episode welcomes the remarks of longtime Villanova Philosopher and Theologian Dr. John Caputo as he describes his approach to what he calls Radical, or Weak Theology. Based on the work of German philosopher Schelling, Dr. Caputo posits whether existence can make itself worthy of the Name of God.

In this episode, Eric Kindler sits down with Massimo Faggioli, Professor of Theology at Villanova University, and young adult fiction author and New York Times Op-ed contributor Patricia McCormick to discuss the effects of the sexual abuse crisis in the catholic church from a academic and personal perspective.

This episode contains the second part of Dr. Delio's lecture, "Doing Theology in an Unfinished Universe," so if you haven't already, be sure to listen to part 1!

The first part of a lecture from Sr. Ilia Delio, Villanova University's Connely Chair Professor of Systematic Theology, on the significance of modern science and cosmology for theological reflection today.

Elisha Chi talks with Carey Walsh, Hebrew Bible professor at Villanova University, about the Old Testament, chaos, tragedy, and ostriches!

Jacob talks with Eric Aldieri about a classic text in the Christian Anarchist tradition: "The Kingdom of God is Within You" (1894) by the Russian novelist and thinker Leo Tolstoy.

Jacob talks with Eric Aldieri about a classic text in the Christian Anarchist tradition: "The Kingdom of God is Within You" (1894) by the Russian novelist and thinker Leo Tolstoy.

Brandon Ambrosino interviews James Martin, SJ on his new book, Building a Bridge! The conversation focuses on dialogue between the Catholic Church and the LGBT community.