The Jesuit Guide to March Madness. Ep: 4

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Is your bracket busted? Did you pick an upset, just the wrong one? Take a break from the madness of March and listen in as we talk with Paddy Gilger, S.J., about the top Jesuit moments in the NCAA tournament's history, the good things sports can do for us and when they become a religion of their own. 

In our review of this week's Catholic news, we look at where you can eat corned beef this St. Patrick's Day Friday, mark Pope Francis' four years as pope and return to last week's debate about ouija boards (I get some vindication, here, I'm not proud to admit). 

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And finally, in Consolations and Desolations we fess up to not being experts in Ignatian spirituality. But we believe that God loves us when we try, as do our Jesuit colleagues. 

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Links from the show: 

St. Patrick’s Day, where you can eat corned beef 

Pope Francis "I too know moments of emptiness"

Demonic activity on the rise 

Catholic showdown in Congress over healthcare: Kennedy vs. Ryan

Should Catholics be feeling the March Madness?

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Michael Keyes
11 months 1 week ago

NCAA Champs: Holy Cross - 1947; Georgetown- 1984; Loyola of Chicago- 1963

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