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Jesuitical is a podcast from America Media hosted by three young, hip and lay editors: Ashley McKinless, Olga Segura and Zac Davis.

Each episode brings some of the top (and maybe more obscure) Catholic news of the week, and an interview with a guest who offers a unique perspective on world events, culture or faith. At the end of the show, Zac, Ashley and Olga invite the listener into their faith lives by sharing their consolations and desolations from the week.

Jun 15, 2018

This week, we talk with Jeremy McLellan, a comedian from Charleston, S.C. Jeremy was recently named a “New Face of Comedy” at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He was recently baptized at this year’s Easter Vigil. We talk to the comedian about his time living in a L’Arche community, his struggles with depression and making people laugh in 2018.

In Signs of the Times, Pope Francis accepts the resignations of Chilean bishops and meets with energy executives to discuss care for the poor and the environment. In Baltimore, the archdiocese is letting Catholic couples get married outside of the bride or groom’s parish. A new study claims that kids who attend Catholic schools have more self-control than those who do not. The Catholic Memes Facebook group sparks controversy after posting a meme that many are describing as anti-Semitic.

Finally, last month the Catholic Women’s Forum and the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture sponsored a conference on the #MeToo movement. We discuss the conference, the church’s response and the effects of the sexual revolution on the movement.

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Links from the show:

Pope Francis appeals to top energy executives to care for the poor and the environment

Pope begins purge in Chile church over sex abuse scandal

Conference asks: Is the Sexual Revolution to blame for #MeToo?

Vanity Fair ad takes ‘#MeToo’ campaign to victims of religious violence

Catholic Memes controversy

Baltimore Catholics can now have that outdoor wedding they’ve dreamed of

Study finds Catholic school correlates with student’s self-control

What’s on tap?

This week, we’re drinking some fancy Malbec wine, courtesy of my mom, Francisca Segura