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Center for Religion and Public Discourse

God Matters

Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

WXAV 88.3 FM, Chicago


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Description

"God Matters" is an award winning public affairs program that explores faith and values in everyday life. Hosts Sister Joy Clough, R.S.M., Peter Kreten, or Sister Susan Sanders, R.S.M. engage guests in a lively discussion of topics and events where religion and spirituality become the context for explorations of current literary, scientific, educational, economic, political, and artistic issues.

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God_Matters@sxu.edu

Sister Joy Clough, R.S.M.
Executive Producer, Host

Peter Kreten
Producer, Host

Sister Susan Sanders, R.S.M.
Program Founder, Host

Representative Programs, 2005

Each segment is approximately 30 minutes.  Click on the icon to the left of the program title to listen.

listen 5/13, 5/16
Poetry and the Search for Meaning: Dr. Kevin Stein, Illinois Poet Laureate.
listen 5/6, 5/9
Hospitality of Hospice: Living Well, Dying Well: Dr. Kay Thurn, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Dr. Janna Roop, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Saint Xavier University.
listen 4/29, 5/2
Servant Leadership in the Style of Saint Vincent DePaul, Part 2: Rev. J. Patrick Murphy, CM, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Public Services Graduate Program, DePaul University.
listen 4/22, 4/25
Servant Leadership in the Style of Saint Vincent DePaul, Part 1: Rev. J. Patrick Murphy, CM, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Public Services Graduate Program, DePaul University.
listen 4/15, 4/18
Teaching as a Spiritual Art: Dr. Eileen Quinn Knight, Professor of Education, Saint Xavier University.
listen 4/8, 4/11
The Lost Catholic Virtue: In Search of the Common Good: Most Rev. Edwin Conway, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Chicago.
listen 4/1, 4/4
School of the Americas and Actions of Faith: Sister Carlotta Oberzut, R.S.M., Sisters of Mercy, Chicago; Teresa LeCompte, Faculty Member, Mother McAuley High School, Chicago; and Tim Grivois, Student, Saint Xavier University.
listen 3/28
Truth's Tortured Life: Trying to Find and Tell the Truth in News: Carol Marin, Journalist.
listen 3/18, 3/21
The Three Principals: Why Catholic Inner City Education?:
Sister Marion Cypser, RSM, Principal, Saint Catherine-Saint Lucy School, Oak Park, IL; Sister Mary Finnegan, Principal, Saint Angela School, Chicago, IL; and Sister Jayne Daly, R.S.M., Principal, Saint James School, 29th Street, Chicago.
listen 3/11, 3/14
Dead Man Walking - The Journey Continues:
Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., Prison Minister and Death Penalty Activist, and Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, Board Member, Murder Victim Families for Reconciliation.
listen 3/4, 3/7
The Spirituality of Work: An Oxymoron?:
Gregory F. Augustine Pierce, President, ACTA Publications.
listen 2/25, 2/28
Can a Catholic Be a Journalist?:
Judy Valente, On-Air Journalist, PBS's Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly.
listen 2/18, 2/21
The Facts about American Catholicism: Rev. Andrew Greeley, Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona; the National Opinion Research Center, Chicago; and the University of Chicago.
listen 2/11, 2/14
Harmony, Hope and Healing: A Creative Music Program in Service to Homeless Women and Their Children: Marge Nykaza, Director, Harmony, Hope, and Healing, and Sister Cathleen Cahill, RSM.
listen 2/4, 2/7
Forgiving and Reconciliation: Dr. Avis Clendenen, Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Xavier University.
listen 1/28, 1/31
Christian Peacemaker Teams: Brother Denis Murphy, FSC.
listen 1/21, 1/24
Why a Catholic University?: Dr. Steven Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, and Dr. Kathleen Carlson, Director of Planning and Assessment, Saint Xavier University.
listen 1/7, 1/10
School of the Americas: Prayer, Protest and Prison: Sister Moira Kenny, R.S.M., and Mary Dean.

Representative Programs, 2004

 

6/7, 6/11 
Iraq: What Is at Stake? Part 3:  A panel of Saint Xavier University faculty members.

 

5/31, 6/4
Iraq: What Is at Stake? Part 1:  A panel of Saint Xavier University faculty members.

Iraq: What Is at Stake? Part 2:  A panel of Saint Xavier University faculty members.

  5/24, 5/28
Not Your Typical Abba: Hollywood Images of God, Parts 1 and 2:
Dr. Kathleen Waller, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Dr. Michael O'Keeffe, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Xavier University
  5/17, 5/21
Can a Catholic Be a Journalist?, Part 2:  Judy Valente, On-Air Journalist, PBS's Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly.
 

5/3, 5/7
Defending Yourself While Forgiving Your Enemy, Part 3: Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago.

  4/26, 4/30 
Defending Yourself While Forgiving Your Enemy, Parts 1 and 2:  Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago.
  4/19, 4/23
War and Religion, Part 1: Dr. Michael Bathgate, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Dr. Kathleen Waller, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Xavier University .

War and Religion, Part 2: Dr. Richard Yanikoski, President, and Sister Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Religion and Public Discourse, Saint Xavier University.

  4/12, 4/16
Ethics in America: The Recent Accounting Scandals, Parts 2 and 3: Steven Hallenbeck, J.D., Adjunct Professor, Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier University; Brian McKenna, J.D., Associate Professor, Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier University; and James Fuehrmeyer, partner, Deloitte and Touche.
 

4/5, 4/9 
Teen Dating Violence: The Invisible Peril: Sister Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Religion and Public Discourse, Saint Xavier University.

  3/29, 4/2
The Facts about American Catholicism, Parts 1 and 2:  Rev. Andrew Greeley, Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona; the National Opinion Research Center, Chicago; and the University of Chicago.
  3/8, 3/12
Wrestling with the Angels, Parts 1 and 2: Matt Lamb, Artist.
  3/1, 3/5
Journalism, Politics, and the Good Life: Reflections From a Television Political Analyst, Parts 1 and 2:  Mike Flannery, On-Air News Analyst, WBBM, Channel 2 News, Chicago.

Representative Programs, 2003

  6/13
Can a Catholic Be a Journalist?, Parts 1 and 2: Judy Valente, On-Air Journalist, PBS's Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly.
  4/4
The Spirituality of Work: An Oxymoron? Parts 1 and 2: Gregory F. Augustine Pierce, President, ACTA Publications.
  1/31
Challenging the American Empire: Toward an Ethic of Internationalism and Nonviolence, Part 1: Dr. Peter N. Kirstein, Professor of History and Political Science, Saint Xavier University.

Representative Programs, 2002

  12/20
Defending Yourself While Forgiving Your Enemy, Part 3:
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago.
  12/13
Defending Yourself While Forgiving Your Enemy, Part 2:
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago.
  12/6
Defending Yourself While Forgiving Your Enemy, Part 1: Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago.
  11/1
Not Your Typical Abba: Hollywood Images of God, Part 2: Dr. Kathleen Waller, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Dr. Michael O'Keeffe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Xavier University.
  10/25
Not Your Typical Abba: Hollywood Images of God, Part 1: Dr. Kathleen Waller, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Dr. Michael O'Keeffe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Xavier University.
  10/18
Teen Dating Violence: The Invisible Peril: Sister Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Religion and Public Discourse, Saint Xavier University.
  10/11
Journalism, Politics, and the Good Life: Reflections From a Television Political Analyst, Part 2: Mike Flannery, Reporter, WBBM, Channel 2 News, Chicago.
  10/4
Journalism, Politics, and the Good Life: Reflections From a Television Political Analyst, Part 1: Mike Flannery, On-Air News Analyst, WBBM, Channel 2 News, Chicago.
  9/13
War and Religion, Part 2: Dr. Richard Yanikoski, President, and Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Religion and Public Discourse, Saint Xavier University.
  9/6
War and Religion, Part 1: Dr. Michael Bathgate, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Dr. Kathleen Waller, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Xavier University.