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The Statue of Liberty looks ahead

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders

Higher education plays a crucial role in our society's accomplishments and dysfunctions alike. Through civic education and the liberal arts, students are formed to live full lives as engaged citizens.

Dr. Paul Carrese
Dr. Rod Jonas
Oct 19, 2021
Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona

Leveraged Arenas and College Athletics

Thomas Wurtz, founder of FOCUS's Varsity Catholic, joined Fr. Craig Vasek to discuss the relationship between athletics, evangelization, and leveraged arenas.

Thomas Wurtz
Fr. Craig Vasek
Oct 14, 2021
A woman on a morning run through a forest

Awe and Admiration

Sabrina Little, PhD, a philosophy instructor at Morehead State University in Kentucky and an elite ultramarathoner, spoke with Fr. Craig Vasek on awe, admiration, and motivation.

Dr. Sabrina Little
Fr. Craig Vasek
Sep 23, 2021
A train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands

Enchantment and Revival

Prof. Joseph Pearce and Dr. David Tamisiea discussed the role of literature in forming a Catholic imagination and the current state of Catholic literature.

Prof. Joseph Pearce
Dr. David Tamisiea
Sep 9, 2021
Sr. Miriam James Heidland

Restoration from the Heart

Sr. Miriam James Heidland and Fr. Craig Vasek ​discuss prayer, healing, and the restoration Christ offers.

Sr. Miriam James Heidland
Fr. Craig Vasek
Jul 22, 2021
Sunrise over the Ocean

Friendship and the University (and the Ocean)

Dr. Peter Kreeft and Msgr. James P. Shea discussed Catholic higher education, the importance of friendship within that project, and Dr. Kreeft's life and work.

Dr. Peter Kreeft
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jul 21, 2021
Tim Busch, founder of the Napa Institute

The Napa Institute and the Next America

Through liturgy, academic formation, and fraternity, the Napa Institute seeks to prepare Catholics for life and the adventure of evangelization in our current apostolic age.

Timothy R. Busch
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jul 15, 2021
A quaterback preparing to throw in pre-game warmups

Docility, Detachment, and Identity

Retired professional quarterback and football coach Brooks Bollinger joined Fr. Vasek and Coach Craig Bagnell to discuss docility, detachment, and identity in sport.

Brooks Bollinger
Craig Bagnell
Fr. Craig Vasek
Jul 1, 2021
Dr. Scott Hahn reflecting on the life of Father Michael Scanlan

Memories of Father Michael Scanlan with Scott Hahn and Monsignor Shea

Dr. Scott Hahn and Msgr. James Shea discussed the life, legacy, and impactful tenure of the late Fr. Michael Scanlan at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Scott Hahn
Msgr. James P. Shea
Jun 10, 2021
A football in the grass

Football and Faith

Pat McCaskey, VP of Special Projects for the Chicago Bears, discussed his experiences of faith and family, growing up within and eventually working for the Bears' organization.

Pat McCaskey
Fr. Craig Vasek
Jun 3, 2021