Catholicism and Culture is an ongoing series from the Center for Faith and Culture at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. In these bi-weekly episodes, Dr. Stuart Squires, Associate Director of the Center and Associate Professor of Theology, interviews theologians, philosophers, poets, artists, architects, filmmakers, street evangelists, and many others about the ways that Catholicism and culture come together in their lives.
Dr. Abigail Favale, Dean of the College of Humanities and Professor of English at George Fox University, discusses the differences between how the Catholic Church and Postmodern Feminism think about women.
Dr. Andy Staron discusses the friendship of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, two of the most important Christian writers of the 20th century, and how their friendship can help us understand the nature of friendship today.
Dr. Victor Saenz, Executive Director of the Houston Institute, discusses Opus Dei, the presonal prelature established by Saint John Paul II in 1982 that is an organization of lay Catholics "who simply wish to serve God by doing ordinary things as well as possible."
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Dr. Stuart Squires, Associate Director of the Center for Faith and Culture and Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas, reviews key points from the document "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" that was written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Dr. Richard Ludwick, President of the University of St. Thomas, discusses the role of Catholic universities in society, the relationship between STEM and the liberal arts, Catholic identity, and much more.
Dr. Don Frohlich, Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Fellow in the Center for Faith and Culture, discusses his teaching on the intersection between faith and science, one of the most hotly debated topics of our time.