Freud died 75 years ago on Sept. 23rd, an opportunity for us to explore his allergy to faith with Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth, who’s written and taught about Freud and who curated a Library of Congress exhibit and edited an accompanying book of essays, Freud: Conflict and Culture. Today’s episode is the first of two interviews with President Roth. On Sept. 30, he’ll discuss his new book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, especially where it touches on the interior life.
Several listeners emailed about the latest wonder worked by Pope Francis:
James Rada Jr. is the author of Battlefield Angels: The Daughters of Charity Work as Civil War Nurses. Catholic nuns comprised the only professional nurses in America. The Daughters of Charity were held in such high esteem, they were allowed to freely cross the North/South lines of battle. You can find the book via online booksellers and at www.jamesrada.com.
Also in this episode, Commonweal movie critic Richard Alleva reviews Calvary, an Irish film about a sexual abuse victim who threatens to even the scales with the Catholic Church by murdering an innocent priest. Alleva points out, however, that, in a larger sense, the film is about the diminished authority of the church as a result of the crisis.
The annual 5-K walk and run steps off from St. Elizabeth Seton Church on Sept. 20. One hundred percent of proceeds from the walk support St. Elizabeth’s twin parish, St. Ann, in St. Ard, Haiti. Go to www.hoofitforhaiti.org for details.