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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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Catholic seminarians need therapy (like the rest of us)

This week, Zac and Ashley are talking about the psychological care that seminarians (i.e., priests-in-training) receive as part of their... more

15 Sep 2023 · 54 minutes
Father James Martin on Jesus’s Greatest Miracle

On the season premier of Jesuitical’s seventh season, Zac and Ashley talk with their friend and colleague James Martin, S.J.,... more

08 Sep 2023 · 56 minutes
What the Catholic Church can learn about change from baseball’s pitch-clock innovation

We have a great summer bonus episode, all about baseball! To listen to the full episode, become a patron of... more

19 Aug 2023 · 9 minutes
Cardinal Czerny on Pope Francis, Catholic social teaching and the legacy of Vatican II

On the season finale of “Jesuitical,” Zac and producer Sebastian Gomes talk with Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., who leads the... more

30 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
A Religious Trip: Finding God on Psychedelic Drugs

This week on Jesuitical, Ashley and Zac chat with Bryan McCarthy, who teaches philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg,... more

23 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Pope Francis called homilies “a disaster.” Here’s what we can do about it.

Earlier this year, Pope Francis called most Catholic homilies “a disaster.” Well, we’re doing something about it. This week, Ashley... more

16 Jun 2023 · 45 minutes
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
Catholic seminarians need therapy (like the rest of us)