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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.

Mar 15, 2019

Marquette University men’s basketball standout Markus Howard is having a banner year. He’s earned the Big East Conference Player of the Year award on his way to leading Marquette toward a (hopefully) deep run in the N.C.A.A. tournament.

He’s also become a leading advocate for mental health care.

We talk to Markus about why he decided to start going to therapy and why he started talking about it publically. Are we closer to ending the stigma surrounding mental health care?

In Signs of the Times, we lament the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, many who worked for humanitarian agencies. We ask: was Pete Davidson’s joke comparing support for R. Kelly to support for the Catholic Church offensive? Why did an elementary school teacher tell her student to wash off his ashes on Ash Wednesday? Why was a child of a same-sex couple denied admittance to a Catholic school? Finally, what’s the future of religious life going to look like when fewer people are entering orders?

This week I talked about how inspired I was by the community found on our Facebook group. It’s a great reminder that this podcast is a ministry and a community. Thank you.

PS: If you haven’t joined our Facebook community, you can find it here.

Feel free to send us your questions, concerns, cocktail recipes or let us know what you gave up for Lent at jesuitical@americamedia.org, or join us for discussion on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Consider supporting Jesuitical by becoming a member of our Patreon community.

 

Links from the show:

Catholic Relief Services Mourns The Loss Of Four Staff Killed In Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Pete Davidson Compares R. Kelly to Catholic Church on Saturday Night Live

Utah teacher facing discipline for making Catholic student remove Ash Wednesday mark

Catholic School in Kansas Faces a Revolt for Rejecting a Same-Sex Couple’s Child

2 out of 3 religious orders had no entrants in 2018

Markus Howard brings awareness to his own mental health


What’s on tap?

Water, Seltzer, Tea.