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Welcome to Jesuitical, a podcast for young Catholics hosted by two young, lay editors at America—Zac Davis and Ashley McKinless. Each episode... more

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Does prayer belong in a public school?

This week on “Jesuitical,” Zac and Ashley chat with Linda K. Wertheimer, a journalist and the author of the book... more

09 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
How one bishop’s experience of suicide loss led him to start a mental health ministry

This week, Ashley and Zac are joined by Bishop John Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix to talk about losing... more

02 Jun 2023 · 51 minutes
How a religious congregation decides it’s time to close up shop

This week, Jesuitical is joined by Sister Donna Dodge, the president of the Sisters of Charity of New York, which... more

26 May 2023 · 42 minutes
Faith, culture and ritual in Toni Morrison's life and writings

“Can we consider Toni Morrison a Catholic novelist,” Nadra Nittle asked in an article for America in 2017. Since Morrison’s passing in 2019,... more

19 May 2023 · 30 minutes
Joining a parish (or club) could save your life.

This week, Jesuitical is joined by Pete Davis to talk about his new documentary “Join or Die,” “a film about... more

12 May 2023 · 48 minutes
Luke Russert on losing his father, quitting journalism and traveling the world

This week on Jesuitical, we’re joined by Luke Russert, the author of the new memoir Look for Me There: Grieving... more

05 May 2023 · 59 minutes
Why Hulu's "The Pope: Answers" is the most thrilling movie out right now

Everything is on the table: immigration and racism, women's ordination, abortion, sexual abuse, pornography, gender identity and dating apps. We’ve... more

02 May 2023 · 13 minutes
Will ChatGPT change the Catholic Church? Should it?

This week, Jesuitical is joined by Sam Sawyer, S.J., the new editor in chief of America Media to talk about:  How... more

28 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Should Catholics have kids during a climate crisis?

Let’s face it: talking about climate change can feel depressing and futile. It seems like every few years there’s a... more

21 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Fr. Ron Rolheiser on sex, spiritual energy and what isolation does to our souls

This week, Jesuitical chats with Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I., spiritual master and the author of many books, including “The Holy Longing:... more

14 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Does prayer belong in a public school?