Imagine sitting down with one of the world's top Catholic educators for a thoughtful discussion of your most important Catholic questions. Now, for the first time, you can listen to Fr. Bill Byron, former president of three Catholic universities, pastor and celebrated author discuss major Catholic questions.
Whether you seek a deeper personal understanding or you wish to be able to better answer questions posed by family, friends or parishioners, this program is a must-have. The Catholic questions you will explore in this program include:
What's the relevance of the Catholic faith to everyday life?
What is prayer?
Can war be just?
How can I persevere without losing heart?
What is sin and what does it mean to be redeemed?
What should we expect from Catholic education?
Why is there a shortage of priests in the American Church today?
How should we think about justice?
Why did the sex abuse scandal of 2002 happen in the American Church?
And many more...
This series is rich food for the mind and the soul from a compassionate Catholic pastor and brilliant Catholic educator. Why not order your copy today?
About Your Presenter
William J. Byron, S.J. Ph.D., is the University Professor at Saint Joseph's University. He is past president of The Catholic University of America and the University of Scranton, and served as interim president of Loyola University in New Orleans in the academic year 2003-2004.
Earlier assignments include service as pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC and professor of the practice of ethics in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where he also held the position of rector of the Georgetown Jesuit Community.
A native of Pittsburgh, Father Byron grew up in Philadelphia, where he attended St. Joseph's Preparatory School. After service in the army's 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in 1945-46, he attended Saint Joseph''s University in Philadelphia for three years before entering the Jesuit order in 1950. He was ordained a priest in 1961.
He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland, two theology degrees from Woodstock College, a bachelor's degree, licentiate in philosophy and a master's degree in economics from Saint Louis University.
He was the 1999 recipient of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities' Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for his contributions over the years to the advancement of Catholic higher education. In that same year, he received the Council of Independent Colleges' Academic Leadership Award. He holds 30 honorary degrees.
Author of 10 books and editor of two, Father Byron writes the bi-weekly syndicated column "Looking Around" for Catholic News Service and a monthly "What Would You Like to Know?" feature for Catholic Digest. His 1989 book, Quadrangle Considerations, won the Catholic Press Association's best book award in the education category. That same association gave its first place award in the Best Essay category to his "Structural Adjustments for a Church Working Its Way through Crisis," in the Winter 2004 issue of Church magazine.
- Questions Catholics Sometimes Ask: An Introduction to the Course
- Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching
- Sunday into Monday
- Monday into Sunday
- Is There Such a Thing as a Vocation to Business?
- Religion and Spirituality
- Reflections on the Meaning and Practice of Prayer
- Prayer for all the Seasons, Stages, Moods, and Circumstances of Life
- At the Center of the Catholic Faith: The Eucharist
- What is the Church?
- Sin, Grace, and Redemption
- The Idea of Stewardship
- Understanding Justice
- Catholic Marriage Part I: Preparing for the Promise
- Catholic Marriage Part II: Making It Work
- Catholic Marriage Part III: Understanding Annulments
- Sexual Morality
- Catholic Priesthood Part I: The Sociological Surroundings of Priesthood in America
- Catholic Priesthood Part II: The Miracle of the Empty Hands
- Catholic Priesthood Part III: Root Cause Analysis of the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis
- Holydays and Holidays
- The 'Stuff' of the Sacraments
- Mary and the Saints
- War and Peace
- Catholic Intellectual Life
- Catholic Schools
- Catholic Secondary Schools
- Catholic Higher Education
- Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
- Organizational Ethics in the Church
- The Common Good
- Societal Problems