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JesuiticalFebruary 09, 2024
Bishop Donald J. Hying of Madison, Wis., Bishop-designate Robert J. McClory of Gary, Ind., and retired Bishop Dale J. Melczek of Gary pose for a photo after concelebrating Mass with U.S. bishops from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome Dec. 10, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

If you’re still Catholic, there are presumably things you love about the church. But it can be tempting to focus on the negatives: the scandals, the boring homilies, the lackluster music. This week, Zac and Ashley are doing something a little different: talking about why they love the church with Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wis. at a special live recording at St. Thomas Aquinas parish, they discuss:

  • How Bishop Hying’s love for the church changed when he became a bishop
  • The saints, the sacraments and the Catholic imagination
  • How to balance love and hard truths in pastoral work

In Signs of the Times, Zac and Ashley discuss a street artist known for his paintings of Pope Francis (and who now has the Vatican’s official stamp of approval) and a new document from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith that reminds priests that when it comes to administering the sacraments, they need to stick to the script.

Jesuitical is going on the road in 2024! We hope you’ll join us. And if you’d like Zac and Ashley to come to your city, send us an email at jesuitical@americamedia.org

Feb. 28: Crystal City Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA Live interview with Cardinal Wilton Gregory on “A Listening Church in a Divided Nation” from 7-8 p.m. Reception to follow from 8-9 p.m. Please RSVP here.

March 18: Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Live interview with American TV Newscaster Carol Costello. Time and venue TBD.

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