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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 7, 2021 – Hour 2

Guest Host Jerry Usher and Jonathan Liedl talk about the Ignatian year and Fr Dwight Longenecker celebrates the Feast of Corpus Christi


Jesuits 500 Years Later: Roadblocks to Renewal?

The Society of Jesus is celebrating an “Ignatian Year,” commemorating 500 years since St. Ignatius of Loyola was wounded in battle and set on the path to conversion. And as members of a religious order that has been buffeted by abuses and dissent since the Second Vatican Council, many Jesuits see the humbling experience of their founder as a compelling model to follow toward renewal today. Jonathan Liedl explains.

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In an ‘Ignatian Year’ Jesuits Look to Founder’s ‘Cannonball Moment’ as Paradigm for Renewal

The Jesuits 500 Years After St. Ignatius: Roadblocks to Renewal?

Jonathan Liedl lives and works in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. He has previously worked for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, Catholic Rural Life and EWTN. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Arabic Studies from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), and has studied sacred theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

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The Gritty Reality of Corpus Christi  

Sunday was the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the last of the great “trifecta” of late spring solemnities: Pentecost, Trinity and Corpus Christi. Through these feasts, the Church reminds us of foundational truths of our faith before we return to Ordinary Time.  Fr Dwight Longenecker helps us unpack the mystery.

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The Gritty Reality of Corpus Christi

Fr Dwight Longenecker is the author of several books including Immortal Combat. Check out his new immortal combat course beginning tonight.

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