In this edition of the podcast: a conversation with Timothy P. O’Malley of Notre Dame University’s McGrath Institute. We talk about marriage – what it is and isn’t, how it works (and doesn’t) and how – to borrow an expression from Stanley Cavell – healthy marriages and healthy societies are functions of one another. Also, an update on the promised series on race and racism, and some current comment from host Chris Altieri on the state of the Church.
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Timothy P. O’Malley is the director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life and the academic director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy.
He researches and teaches at Notre Dame in the areas of liturgical-sacramental theology, marriage and family, catechesis, and spirituality.
O’Malley is the author most recently of Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World (Ave Maria Press, 2018) and Divine Blessing: Liturgical Formation in the RCIA (Liturgical Press, 2019).
He is currently working on a multi-volume work on the history of liturgical formation beginning with St. Augustine.
Host Chris Altieri’s commentary was adapted from an essay for Catholic Herald: Chapter House, published at the weekend: “Red herrings, Long Summers, & Trials of Patience”.
In his commentary on the state of the Church, host Chris Altieri makes reference to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s mishandling of the case of accused child rapist, Fr. Geoff Drew. The Catholic Herald reported the story, here: In Depth: A bishop’s resignation and the state of Church reform.
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