For over three decades, Franciscan University Presents has aired monthly on EWTN for over three decades and discussed a range of topics with some of the world’s top Catholic scholars, thinkers, and leaders.

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February 2023

Art and Beauty in the Catholic Tradition

Guest: Stanley Konopka

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January 2023

Learning From Illness and Suffering

Guest: Dr. Katharina Westerhorstmann

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Archive

Nov 2022

Eucharistic Revival

Guest: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

What does it really mean for us to receive Communion, and are any of us truly worthy? Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fran...

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Oct 2022

A Preview of the Resurrection

Guest: Dr. Regis Martin

Why did Jesus allow his friends Martha and Mary to experience the trauma of their brother’s death? What does it mean when God weeps? What does the Lord want to tell us about death in th...

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Sep 2022

Facing Crises in the Church and Society

Guest: Father Gerald Murray

Why is there so much confusion about what is true? How do we navigate the crises we face not just in the world but in the Church? How do we know what we can trust? Father Gerald Murray, ...

Aug 2022

How to Talk About Church Teachings

Guest: Fr. Carter Griffin

Social norms change, but Church teaching doesn’t. How do Catholics prepare themselves to talk about difficult or unpopular Church teachings? Is there a way to do that effectively and st...

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Jul 2022

How to Be Awake, Not Woke

Guest: Noelle Mering

Why does tolerance seem to go only in one direction these days? Why is dysfunction being normalized and even celebrated? How did violence and division come to be considered good and right...

Jun 2022

Friendship and the Fathers

Guest: Mike Aquilina

People today are hyper-connected—and profoundly lonely. Are we in a crisis of friendship? And do the ancient Church Fathers say anything remotely relevant to friendship in the 21st cent...

May 2022

The Healing Power of the Sacraments

Guest: Dr. Bob Schuchts

What happens when we receive the sacraments? How do they heal our deepest wounds? How do we access their full grace and power? Dr. Bob Schuchts, founder of the John Paul II Healing Cen...

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Apr 2022

Navigating the World’s Brokenness

Guest: Emily Stimpson Chapman

As the world’s brokenness grows and the culture strays farther and farther from a Christian worldview, how are Christians called to navigate this brokenness and respond to it? How do we...

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Mar 2022

Unleashing the Power of Scripture

Guest: Mark Hart

Why does reading Sacred Scripture matter so much to the life of faith? How do we read Scripture? And why is Lent a great time to begin? Mark Hart, author of Unleashing the Power of Scr...

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Feb 2022

Biblical Wisdom for Family Life

Guest: Kimberly Hahn

Proverbs 31 describes the life and heart of a Godly woman. But how does that description translate to the 21st-century woman? Kimberly Hahn, author of Beloved and Blessed: Biblical Wis...

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