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AS202 Ask Sister - future theologians, Christian vs. Catholic, Miraculous Medal

Podcast Recorded: November 8, 2017

Topics: future theologians, Christian vs. Catholic, Miraculous Medal. Hosted by Sr. Maxine with guest Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF. Recorded live on November 8, 2017.

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Show Notes

(2:20)  National Vocation Awareness Week.

(4:40)  Listener asks how she might join the ranks of future theologians.

(11:00) How new perspectives in theology bring a more expansive understanding of Christian tradition.

(15:00)  Welcoming in the next generation of theologians.

(19:40)  Listener asks how the terms “Christian” and “Catholic” evolved.

(23:00) Chaos and heresy in the early Church.

(34:50) The Dogma Dogs sing 21 Ecumenical Councils

(36:20) Listener wonders how will she know if her Miraculous Medal is actually working.

(40:30) Confusion about the Immaculate Conception.

(42.30) Sacramentals—helping us raise our minds and hearts to God.

About our Guest

Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D.

Sister Shannon Schrein is a Sylvania Franciscan and currently serves on the Leadership Team. She has a PhD in Systematic Theology and is president of the College Theology Society.  

She is the author of Quilting and Braiding: The Feminist Christologies of Sallie McFague  and Elizabeth A. Johnson in Conversation, published by the Liturgical Press, 1998. Sister Shannon is also the editor of God Has Begun a Great Work in Us: Embodied Love in Consecrated Life and Ecclesial Movements, The 2014 Annual Volume of the College Theology Society.  She is a contributor to The Saint Mary’s College Study Bible, 2007.

Sister Shannon is the 2012 recipient of the Franciscan Federation Award. She has shared her Franciscan way of life and her love of Jesus and the Scriptures with her students for more than forty years.

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