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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Art and History

The Beauty of Advent with Carolyn Pirtle

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church life today welcomes Carolyn Pirtle to explore traditional Advent practices of time and space. Carolyn is the Director for the Notre Dame Center for...

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Science and Technology

Romano Guardini with Robert Duncan

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Robert Duncan to discuss the profound foresights of Italian priest Romano Guardini, who predicted in the 1920s the huge impact...

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Health and Society

Harrison Ayre on Social Media and Communion

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Father Harrison Ayre to discuss the question: is social media a means of isolation or an instrument of communion? Father Ayre is...

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Religion and Philosophy

Religion in China with Ian Johnson

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ian Johnson to discuss and sift through the contradictions of religion in China. Ian Johnson works...

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Science and Technology

Childbearing and Mary with Dr. Kristin Collier

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes a practicing physician to discuss the connection between a mother and her unborn child, the role of religion and spirituality in...

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Religion and Philosophy

Theology of the Saints with Katie Cavadini and Leonard DeLorenzo

Guest host Katie Cavadini for Church Life Today interviews our usual host Leonard DeLorenzo, author of “Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints,”...

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Health and Society

Youth Formation with Joe Campo

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Joe Campo to discuss the effects of absent fathers, the greatest threats to family homes, how to recognize and draw out the...

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Religion and Philosophy

Family and Individuality with Dr. Nichole Flores

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life welcomes Nichole Flores to discuss the expansive notion of the extended family and what this means for who we are as individuals. Dr. Nichole...

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Health and Society

The Church and the Family with Brad Wilcox

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Brad Wilcox to talk about the state of the family in the United States and what issues, in particular, the Church needs to pay...

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Religion and Philosophy

The Gospel with Aimee Shelide Mayer

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Aimee Shelide Mayer to talk about a variety of topics centered around the Gospel. They discuss contemplation and action, the...

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Religion and Philosophy

Literature and the Imagination with Reverend Dr. Daniel McClain

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Reverend Dr. Daniel McClain to discuss the role of literature in forming the imagination, especially for children. Reverend...

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Science and Technology

Evolution and the Image of God with Marie George

Leonard DeLorenzo for Church Life Today welcomes Catholic philosopher Marie George to talk about evolution, the image of God, and extraterrestrials. Marie George is a professor of...

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