Church Life Today

Hosted by Lenny DeLorenzo, McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, Church Life Today features conversations with pastoral leaders and scholars from around the country and covers issues that matter most to Church life today.

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Science and Technology

All Creation Gives Praise with Phil Sakimoto

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Phil Sakimoto to talk about their upcoming planetarium presentation, “All Creation Gives Praise.” Phil is a former NASA...

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Health and Society

Identity Politics and the “American Awakening” with Joshua Mitchell

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Joshua Mitchell to discuss his new book, “American Awakening: Identity Politics and Other Afflictions of our Time,” where he...

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Health and Society

Advent Music and Christmas Movies with Carolyn Pirtle

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Carolyn Pirtle to explore the sounds of advent, the films of Christmas, and more besides. Carolyn is the Director for the Notre...

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Health and Society

Disability Selective Abortions with Mary O’Callaghan

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Mary O’Callaghan to talk about her work as a developmental psychologist who, among other things, studies, writes about, and...

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Religion and Philosophy

Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age with Fr. Ryan Duns

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Fr. Ryan Duns to look into the question of belief in God in our current day and to discuss his new book, “Spiritual Exercises...

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Health and Society

The Crisis of Human Dignity at the Border with Sr. Norma Pimentel

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Sr. Norma Pimentel to talk about her work and witness in serving the poor at the US-Mexico border. Sister Norma is the executive...

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Religion and Philosophy

Eucharist Means Thanksgiving

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today shares quotes, passages, and poetry that invite us to reflect on the meaning of the Eucharist.

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Law and Politics

American Politics and the Pro-Life Movement with Charlie Comosy

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Charlie Camosy to discuss the future of American politics and the role that pro-life politics should take moving forward. Dr....

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Religion and Philosophy

The Intellectual Formation of Young Adults with Tim O’Malley

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Tim O’Malley to talk about the crucial role of intellectual formation for Catholic young adults, especially in and around the...

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Art and History

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart with Nancy Cavadini

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Nancy Cavadini to talk about the theological and spiritual vision in the design of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Notre...

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Science and Technology

Living in the Digital World with Brett Robinson

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Brett Robinson to talk about the increased role of technology in our lives as a result of the global pandemic.

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Religion and Philosophy

Socially Distanced Campus Ministry with Dr. Mike St. Pierre

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Dr. Mike St. Pierre to talk about the challenges of campus ministry in the Covid era and what can be done to ensure a fruitful...

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