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Comforting the Afflicted—and Accused: Witchcraft & Demons in a World of Plural Beliefs

5/16/2019
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A CWCIT interview with Fr. Bernhard Udelhoven, SMA, a longtime missionary in Zambia. Fr. Udelhoven holds an MA in social anthropology (SOAS University of London) and has 20 years' experience in mediating witchcraft-related disputes in Zambia. For CWCIT's 2018-19 Spiritual Works of Mercy lecture series, Fr. Udelhoven gave a talk at DePaul University on the topic of this podcast's title. In the West, witchcraft and demons are typically the stuff of fiction. But in Zambia, these are real issues...

Duration:00:49:04

Liturgy for the Church as a Field Hospital

3/5/2019
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A CWCIT interview with Fr. Patrick Chibuko, professor of sacred liturgy at the Catholic Institute of West Africa in Port Harcourt Nigeria. He discusses Pope Francis’ ecclesiological paradigm, or model, of the Church as a “field hospital.” And he argues that this new model needs to be ritualized and cemented into the sacramental and pastoral life of parishes through appropriate, corresponding liturgical celebrations. Doing this, he says—that is, ritualizing the idea of the church as a field...

Duration:00:35:35

Putting Laudato Si’ into Action in Uganda

10/2/2018
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A CWCIT interview with Fr. Emmanuel Katongole, a professor at the University of Notre Dame and a co-founder of the Bethany Land Institute (BLI) in Uganda. BLI was inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, and born as a response to three interrelated problems: food insecurity, deforestation, and land depletion in Uganda. BLI is an educational program dedicated to forming the poor and excluded in rural Africa in the practices, lifestyle, and spirituality of sustainable land care, food...

Duration:00:34:38

Visiting the Sick: From Liberation Theology to Health Care—Lessons Learned in Rural Ecuador

7/11/2018
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A CWCIT interview with David Gaus, MD, an American physician and public health expert who is the founder/CEO of Andean Health & Development (AHD), a nonprofit that provides high-quality, sustainable health care in rural Ecuador and operates a residency program for local family physicians. For CWCIT's 2017-18 Corporal Works of Mercy lecture series, Dr. Gaus gave a talk at DePaul University on the topic of this podcast's title, the connection between missionary medicine's evolution and...

Duration:00:34:58

Feeding the Hungry/Giving Drink to the Thirsty: The Challenges in Haiti and South Sudan

7/11/2018
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A CWCIT interview with Chris Herlinger, author of "Food Fight: Struggling for Justice in a Hungry World" and an international correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report, covering the U.N. and humanitarian challenges in South Sudan, Bangladesh, Haiti, and the Middle East. For CWCIT's 2017-19 Corporal Works of Mercy series, Herlinger gave a talk at DePaul University on the topic of this podcast's title. This interview addresses that topic as well as related...

Duration:00:42:48

Burying the Dead: Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Catholic Church's Response

6/4/2018
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A CWCIT interview with Fr. Amado Picardal, CSsR, a Filipino Catholic priest, human rights & peace advocate, and former spokesperson for the Coalition Against Summary Execution (Davao, Philippines) and for the Network Against Killings in the Philippines. For CWCIT's 2017-18 Corporal Works of Mercy lecture series, Fr. Picardal gave a talk at DePaul University on the topic of this podcast's title. This interview addresses that topic as well as related aspects of Fr. Picardal's work.

Duration:00:32:36

Welcoming the Stranger: In a Throwaway Culture, "Turning Away" People?

6/4/2018
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A CWCIT interview with Kevin Clarke, senior editor & chief correspondent for "America" magazine. For CWCIT's 2017-18 Corporal Works of Mercy series, Clarke gave a talk at DePaul University on the international refugee crisis and the Catholic response, particularly in the U.S.; this interview addresses that topic and related aspects of his work.

Duration:00:37:42