Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

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On not becoming Donald Trump — and developing an inner life, instead

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Here’s the uncut version:


Brooks headshotvolf_frontNew York Times columnist and TV commentator David Brooks, left, and theologian Miroslav Volf, founder and director of the Yale Center for Faith and Action, interviewed each other about “Character, Flourishing, and the Good Life.” Each has a new book on the subject. Brooks’s is The Road to Character (2015) and Volf’s is Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World (2016).

The event was sponsored by Yale’s Life Worth Living Program. Thanks to its director Matt Croasmun and Yale Divinity School spokesman Tom Krattenmaker. Both appeared on “Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith” in October, discussing a $4.2 million grant to Yale from the Templeton Foundation to study joy and the good life. Here is the audio of that episode, too:


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They fought authority — and won! A 2015 documentary film follows 3 American nuns during a Vatican crackdown


Love is Blind posterparrishFilmmaker Rebecca Parrish, Wesleyan class of ’06, produced and directed “Radical Grace,” about the Vatican’s censure of American nuns, later cancelled by Pope Francis. Learn more about the film, including how your group can host screenings, at