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Jim Morris and the United Nations World Food Program, Part 3

In this final installment, I speak with Jim Morris, former executive director of the United Nations World Food Program about his present work in central and southern Indiana with the Interfaith Food Initiative, http://interfaithhungerinitiative.org Jim offers that so many who are “food … Continue reading

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Jim Morris and the United Nations World Food Program, Part 2

Part 2 of my conversation with Mr. Jim Morris continues with a discussion about the root causes of chronic hunger and malnutrition in the world and the different responses that are being posed to address the issues. JIm speaks of … Continue reading

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Jim Morris and the United Nations World Food Program, Part 1

This podcast is the first of the three-part conversation that I had with Mr. Jim Morris. Jim served as executive director of the UN World Food Program [UNWFP], the largest humanitarian program in the world. Jim was executive director of … Continue reading

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The Martyrs’ Project Podcast – Part 3

In this final segment of my conversation with Duane Arnold and Michael Bell we discuss the tensions that exist in the present culture around the whole issue of the nature of suffering and martyrdom.  We discuss, for example, the difference … Continue reading

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The Martyrs’ Project Podcast – Part 2

In the second part of my conversation with Michael Bell and Duane Arnold, creators of the “Martyrs’ Project,” we discuss the present reality of Christian martyrdom in the world today, how thousands of Christians are losing their lives, their livelihood, … Continue reading

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The Martyrs’ Project Podcast – Part 1

With this podcast, I begin the first of three conversations with Michael Bell and Duane Arnold. Duane and Michael founded “The Martyrs’ Project,” an Indianapolis based endeavor that takes the words of various Christian martyrs through the ages, many times … Continue reading

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Chrism Mass Homily 2012

Tuesday, April 4, I was privileged to celebrate the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The cathedral was packed, standing room only. There were almost 130 priests present, more than in many a year. Among those … Continue reading

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Canonicity and the Bible – Part 4

Bishop Coyne and Fr. Hunt actually do get around to discussing the use of the social sciences in biblical interpretation.  The key point is that the social sciences are used “in the service of the sacred word” under the guidance … Continue reading

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Canonicity and the Bible – Pt. 3

Just when it appears that Fr. Hunt and Bishop Coyne will finally be discussing the question, “What is the role of the human sciences in helping us understand and interpret biblical texts?,” they go off on another few excursions:  What … Continue reading

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Canonicity and the Bible – Pt. 2

In this podcast, Bishop Coyne and Fr. Hunt continue their discussion concerning the canonicity and interpretation of the Bible as a book in itself.  Topics covered: Is it the “Hebrew scriptures” or the “Old Testament?”  Why do the number of … Continue reading

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