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John Markey, OP, presents the lecture "Notes from the Road More Travelled: Doing Theology in a US Cultural Context." Fr. Markey proposes that, in the current century, U.S. theologians are faced with a mission to inculturate the Gospel and Christian Tradition in terms relatable to the cultural ethos of the United States, e.g. its unique patterns of thought, social structures, cultural narratives, and rituals. While Hispanics/Latin@s, African Americans, Asian Americans, feminists, etc.

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Dr. Ilia Delio, OSF,  presents a lecture on "Evolution and the Primacy of Christ:  From Scotus to Teilhard." How do we understand the meaning of Jesus Christ in an evolutionary universe? Franciscan theologian Duns Scotus said that love and not sin was the reason for the incarnation, an idea which influenced the thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. This lecture will explore the theology of Pierre Teilhard through the primacy of love and the emergence of Christ in evolution. Recorded live at CTU on October 6, 2015, for the Duns Scotus Lecture.

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This podcast features a lecture by Sr. Dawn Nothwehr, OSF, given at the Ecumenical and Interfaith Convocation, Celebrating Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si:, On Care for Our Common Home. Sr. Dawn Nothwehr, OSF, holds The Erica and Harry John Family Endowed Chair in Catholic Ethics, and teaches in the Historical and Doctrinal Studies department. The lecture was recorded on October 3, 2015, at CTU.

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In times marked by increases in violence and intolerance, from Ferguson, MO to New York City, from Guerrero, Mexico to Northern Nigeria, what might African-American spiritual traditions offer to communities that are journeying in search of authenticity and wholeness? The lecturer is Dr. C. Vanessa White, Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry and Director of the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program. Recorded at CTU on Sunday, September 13, as part of the Sundays at CTU series.

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October 1, 2015:

New Testament scholar and CTU's Vice President and Academic Dean, Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, provides a lecture on Janet McKenzie's paintings titled Women: Mothers, Midwives, and Missionaries. The video also features an introduction by CTU President Mark Francis, CSV, and painting donor Barbara Marian.

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Today's podcast features a lecture by the Reverend Bryan Massingale, STD, on the topic of "Is Common Ground Possible in the Pursuit of Racial Justice?"  Father Massingale is professor of Theological Ethics at Marquette University.  This podcast was recorded as part of Catholic Common Ground Initiative's Msgr. Philip J. Murnion Lecture held on June 26, 2015.
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Welcome to this Catholic Theological Union podcast. Today we’re talking with Lupe Rodriguez de Gonzalez and Elia Cardenas from the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Texas. Both are Distance Learning students who are enrolled in CTU’s online Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Program. They’re in Chicago for CTU's annual Summer Institute and took a break from their studies to chat with us.

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This podcast features a talk by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, a Basilian Father and CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation. Fr. Rosica, CSB, is the English language assistant to the Holy See Press Office, and he served as an official spokesperson for the transition from Pope Benedict the Sixteenth to Pope Francis. Fr. Rosica, CSB, spoke at CTU on June 22, 2015, as part of a President’s Circle event.

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Sr. Sallie Latkovich, CSJ,  speaks on the topic of "What is Spirituality Anyway."  Sr. Sallie Latkovich is an adjunct faculty member at CTU, as well as Director of the Biblical Study and Travel Program, and the Summer Institute. This podcast was recorded live on  Sunday, June 7, 2015, as part of Sundays at CTU: An experience of liturgy and learning series.

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Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, renowned feminist theologian and Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University,  discussed ecology and other topics from her recent book, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love.  Recorded live on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Catholic Theological Union.

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