Thinking with the Church is the flagship program of Vocaris Media productions: an hour-long weekly audio show featuring interviews and round-table discussions with officials of the Roman Curia, professors from Rome’s Pontifical universities, and Catholic thought leaders from every area of intellectual and cultural life – giving listeners a chance to hear and understand how the Church thinks at the highest levels of governance.
Episode 22 Thomas Cardinal Collins on Giving and Keeping our Word
In this episode, we speak with the Archbishop of Toronto, Cardinal Thomas Collins, who discusses his serious concerns over a controversial new government requirement on organizations seeking federal funding for summer hires. This new attestation is proving problematic for many faith-based organizations. It also doesn’t sit well with many Canadian citizens, including many people who, though they broadly agree with the government’s social policy agenda, don’t think organizations ought to be subjected to what amounts to an ideological litmus test.
Episode 21 Robert P George on the idea of a university
In this edition of Thinking with the Church, a conversation with Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, also at Princeton. In thinking through the nature and scope of Catholic education, we thought it would be good to hear from a committed Catholic academic, whose faith informs his intellectual life and professional endeavor, which he lives and carries out in an institutional environment that - while not at odds with Catholic faith or commitment - is nevertheless not dedicated to the specifically Catholic embodiment of the idea of the university.
Episode 20 A Conversation with Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
In this edition of Thinking with the Church, a conversation with Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke.
Episode 19 Reclaiming the Piazza II
In this edition, a conversation with Dr. Leonardo Franchi, a lecturer at the University of Glasgow and editor – along with Ronnie Convery and Raymond McCloskey – of the volumes Reclaiming the Piazza: Catholic Education as a Cultural Project and Reclaiming the Piazza II: Catholic Education and the New Evangelization.
Episode 18 a conversation with Fr Paul Samasumo
Fr. Paul Samasumo of Zambia is vice president of the World Catholic Association for Communication, SIGNIS, the first African to hold one of the top three positions in the organization, to which he was elected in the summer of 2017 by the delegates to the SIGNIS world congress in Quebec. He met with TwtC's Chris Altieri recently, for a broad-ranging conversation on the state of the Church in Africa.
Episode 17 The Erotics of Education with David Franks
David is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, and Director of Development for that same. A trained theologian and poet, David is deeply Catholic and profoundly patriotic: people don’t talk like he does anymore. Getting to know him better in this edition was at once edifying and delightful.