Points of Connection
Understanding Ourselves and Encountering God
Season 2, Ep. 3
When we think about sources of spirituality; liturgies, sacred scripture, or church doctrine comes to mind - rightfully so. Can our own experiences and stories also be a source of how we encounter truth about who we are and who God is? In this episode, we talk about the intersectionality of our identities, how we discovered them and what glimpses of God we were able to catch in the process. Plus, we talk to Becky Ruvalcaba from Campus Ministry about how and why cooking tacos in her backyard is a love language.
Updates and Tradition
Season 2, Ep. 2
Can looking backwards give us a sense for how we build toward the future? In this episode we look at the dynamics of tradition and consider what and how it contributes to the way we forge a new way forward. Plus, we speak to Emorja Roberson about his work in helping create space for black students at the University of Notre Dame.
Wasting Time and Contemplation
Season 2, Ep. 1
Can the fear of being unproductive be linked to our misunderstandings of what it means to pray or be contemplative? In this episode, we honor our own practices of contemplation and the challenges we face to give ourselves the permission to “waste time”. Plus, we talk with Michael Hebbeler from the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame about his class on social change and why, for one of his classes, he makes students go birdwatching with him.
Good and Bye
Season 1, Ep. 4
On this episode of Points of Connection, we talk about what we've learned about how to say a good "goodbye". Joined on this last episode by Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., we offer our own brief goodbyes for the Class of 2020.
Joy and Suffering
Season 1, Ep. 3
On this weeks episode of Points of Connection, we wrestle with the coexistence of joy and suffering in our human experience. Plus, we are joined again Fr. Pete McCormick as he shares how he has had to hold joy and suffering in his own life.
Groundedness and Uncertainty
Season 1, Ep. 2
This week on “Points of Connection,” we grapple with the tension between being grounded amidst this time of incredible uncertainty. Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., joins us again as we share honestly about our lives, our relationship with God, and our attempt to find a new sense of "normal" during these extraordinary times.
Solitude and Community
Season 1, Ep. 1
On the debut episode, we discuss the tension between solitude and community brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., joins us to talk about his experiences with solitude and how it informs his sense of community and how to love.