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June 18, 2014 – Time to Reconsider the Merits of a Catholic Education?

C.S. Lewis shows the danger of relativism in education. Once a person is formed in it, he suffers the loss of “will, of strength and of creativity” (1). With regard to subjects such as math, science and language arts, we know how vital they are to a professional career. However, do we recognize that there are other subjects which make possible a life that is fulfilling and satisfying? Are not these characteristics more important than having the best job? A Catholic education is not just about forming students in math, science and the language arts, but also about learning to appreciate truth, beauty and goodness. Pope Francis in his encyclical “Evangelii Gaudium” encourages this type of education to offset the fallout from growing secularism.

(1) The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis, Chptr 1.

August 23, 2013 – Richard Sempala, CEO of the Africa Life Youth Foundation

Richard Sempala, CEO of the Africa Life Youth Foundation, discusses his work to bring the culture of life to Uganda and the problems caused by the funding of anti-life activities by the United States’ USAID and by Marie Stopes International.

September 15, 2012 – Queen Elizabeth 1, Part II

Explain the two great dangers to Elizabeth and how they affected Catholics: her rivalry with Mary, Queen of Scots and the Spanish Armada (plots led by Catholics to depose Elizabeth and replace her with Mary on England’s throne and the Catholic position on the Spanish Armada). Describe the wave of martyrdoms of Catholic priests and laity after the Armada: why are they martyrs?
Describe the end of the Tudor dynasty and the transition to the Stuart dynasty–the status of Catholics in 1603.

September 8, 2012 – Queen Elizabeth I, Part I

Describe the legislation that established the Church of England as a via media compromise between Calvinism and Catholicism (The Book of Common Prayer and the Thirty-Nine Articles). Catholic Reaction: The Northern Rebellion.The controversial excommunication of Elizabeth I by Pope St. Pius V–casting suspicion on all Catholics in England and leading to recusancy and martyrdom. Stories of early martyrs like St. Edmund Campion and St. Robert Southwell.

September 1, 2012 – England Reunites with Rome

The failure of Lady Jane Grey’s reign; the succession of Mary, Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon’s daughter. The controversy over the burning of heretics during Mary I’s reign; her efforts to restore Catholicism more positively: the efforts of Cardinal Reginald Pole, the last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury. The death of Mary and the succession of Elizabeth, her half-sister–the legacy of “Bloody Mary” and her current reputation.

August 18, 2012 – The Break From Rome

Tell the story of why Henry VIII broke away from the Holy Father in Rome and established the Church of England with himself as the Supreme Head and Governor; describe the first martyrs (the Carthusians, Thomas More, John Fisher, etc); the Dissolution of the Monasteries; the death of Henry VIII and his legacy.

May 19, 2011 – The Mary Page

Michael Duricy discusses the Mary Page and all it has to offer the public. Check out the Mary page at  http://campus.udayton.edu/mary/

October 2, 2009 – Mary in Lumen Gentium Part 1

This program is the first of a three part series in which Fr. Bertrand Buby, S.M. talks about Mary in Lumen Gentium.