Catholicism 101: The Essential Audio Course by America’s Greatest Catholic Educator

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
University Professor, Saint Joseph’s University
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Audio Download + Subscription
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Led by an acclaimed Catholic author, award-winning professor, and past president of the Catholic University of America, this is a must-have course for enthusiastic newcomers, cradle Catholics, or anyone with questions about Catholicism.

Whether you seek a deeper personal understanding or you wish to be able to better answer questions posed by family, friends, or parishioners, this program is essential.

This series is rich food for the mind and the soul from a compassionate Catholic pastor and brilliant Catholic educator.


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Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., Ph.D., is University Professor at Saint Joseph’s University and a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He is past president of The Catholic University of America and the University of Scranton, and he served as interim president of Loyola University in New Orleans. He previously served as pastor of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Ethics at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and rector of the Georgetown Jesuit Community.
After service in the army’s 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment from 1945-46, he attended Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia for three years before entering the Jesuit order in 1950. Rev. Byron also holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland, two theology degrees from Woodstock College, and a bachelor’s degree, licentiate in philosophy, and a master’s degree in economics from Saint Louis University. 
He was the 1999 recipient of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities’ Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for his contributions over the years to the advancement of Catholic higher education. In that same year, he received the Council of Independent Colleges’ Academic Leadership Award. Rev. Byron holds 30 honorary degrees and is the author of 10 books, including Quadrangle Considerations (1989), which won the Catholic Press Association’s best book award in the education category. That same association gave its first place award in the Best Essay category to his “Structural Adjustments for a Church Working Its Way through Crisis,” in the Winter 2004 issue of Church magazine.

  • Questions Catholics Sometimes Ask: An Introduction to the Course
  • Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Sunday into Monday
  • Monday into Sunday
  • Is There Such a Thing as a Vocation to Business?
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Reflections on the Meaning and Practice of Prayer
  • Prayer for all the Seasons, Stages, Moods, and Circumstances of Life
  • At the Center of the Catholic Faith: The Eucharist
  • What is the Church?
  • Sin, Grace, and Redemption
  • The Idea of Stewardship
  • Understanding Justice
  • Catholic Marriage Part I: Preparing for the Promise
  • Catholic Marriage Part II: Making It Work
  • Catholic Marriage Part III: Understanding Annulments
  • Sexual Morality
  • Catholic Priesthood Part I: The Sociological Surroundings of Priesthood in America
  • Catholic Priesthood Part II: The Miracle of the Empty Hands
  • Catholic Priesthood Part III: Root Cause Analysis of the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis
  • Holydays and Holidays
  • The 'Stuff' of the Sacraments
  • Mary and the Saints
  • Angels
  • War and Peace
  • Catholic Intellectual Life
  • Catholic Schools
  • Catholic Secondary Schools
  • Catholic Higher Education
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Organizational Ethics in the Church
  • The Common Good
  • Societal Problems
  • Hope
  • Blessings
  • Gratitude

1 review for Catholicism 101: The Essential Audio Course by America’s Greatest Catholic Educator

  1. D.E. Hammer, Charlotte, NC


    Articulates principles for daily life

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