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Catholic Theological Union's Joy of the Gospel series gives insight into Evangelii Gaudium through select passages which illuminate the vision of Pope Francis for the Church. In this episode, Robert Schreiter, CPPS, reflects on the quote, "In the basic core of the gospel, what shines forth is the beauty of the saving love of God made manifest in Jesus Christ who died on the cross and was raised from the dead." [36].

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CTU's Joy of the Gospel podcast gives insight into Evangelii Gaudium through select passages which illuminate the vision of Pope Francis for the Church. CTU's Vice President and Academic Dean, Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, reflects on the quote: "We need to create still broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church." 

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Each week, CTU faculty will be choosing a passage to explore from Pope Francis' recent exhortation, titled Evangelii Gaudium. In this video, Professor Steve Bevans, SVD, introduces this series. He shares his thoughts on Evangelii Gaudium, and gives a preview of upcoming episodes.

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Martin J. Koldyke delivers a Commencement Speech at CTU's 45th Annual Commencement Ceremony. He was awarded a doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree.

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Ronit Bezalel interviews filmmakers Ines Sommer and Kathy Berger about their award-winning documentary Beneath the Blindfold.

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February 22, 2013:

John Pawlikowski, O.S.M., Professor of Social Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union, speaks about The Emergence of the Catholic Social Encyclical Tradition. This lecture was given as part of the Catholic Social Teaching and Mission Lecture Series.

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The talk "Entering the Door of Faith" was given by Steve Bevans, S.V.D, on January 26, 2013 on the occasion of the annual alumni reunion of Catholics on Call, a CTU program of discernment for young adults contemplating a life of ministry in the church. The theme of the reunion was in conjunction with the Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI from October 2012 until November 2013, a year, the pope said, when Catholics are asked to renew their understanding of and commitment to Catholic Christian faith.

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In the United States, high technology rescue medicine has often been used to extend the lives of those who are dying. Some medical ethicists suggest that such dependence on technology has indeed saved lives but has also "disfigured dying." In this Sundays At CTU lecture, Rev. Thomas Nairn, O.F.M., Ph.D. looks at the phenomenon of dying in the United States today and asks if the Catholic moral tradition has anything to say regarding care for those at the end of life in our highly technologized society.

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March 20, 2012:

“IN GOOD FAITH: Jews, Christians, and Muslims Sharing Perspectives on Issues that Matter to Our Faith Communities and to Our World” is an initiative of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in partnership with First Analysis Institute of Integrative Studies.

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March 19, 2012:

Why do Jews and Christians imagine different concepts when the new theologies speak of opening up the Trinity to Israel's covenant? Rabbi Brill will explore the question of how the two religions think differently about theology. He will seek to steer the discussion beyond attempting to create sameness or difference and will outline the changes on both sides from perceiving differences between the faiths to perceiving commonality. But then ask: how much are these new theologies still operating on Christian terms?

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