The Cardinal Newman Society Podcast

Welcome to The Cardinal Newman Society Podcast with Kevin Murphy.

This podcast acquaints listeners with the beauty of a faithful Catholic education—what it is and what it is not; you’ll discover how to determine if a school or college is faithfully Catholic. Our content courageously confronts the “educational emergency” declared by Pope Benedict XVI by featuring the brightest minds from Newman Guide institutions and how they are renewing faithful Catholic education worldwide. These are the superheroes at work in the trenches daily fighting for the souls of our youth amidst today’s relativistic culture.

Visit cardinalnewmansociety.org to learn more.

Subscribe below

If you attended a Catholic school or college growing up and want your children to do the same, this podcast is for you.

If you see what the culture is attempting to do to the Catholic faith with the indoctrination of our youth and you want to fight that, this podcast is for you.

If you believe in the great commission, the mandate of Jesus Christ to baptize and to teach, this podcast is for you.

The Cardinal Newman Society Podcast
The Cardinal Newman Society Podcast

Promoting & Defending Faithful Catholic Education

Episodes:

Ep. 18: The History & Vision of The Catholic University of America with President Peter Kilpatrick (Pt. 2)

Join us for PART 2 of our interview with President Peter Kilpatrick of The Catholic University of America!

We discuss his conversion to the Catholic faith, the state of Catholic higher education and how the how the largest Newman Guide college is making an impact beyond their DC campus.

Ep. 17: The History & Vision of The Catholic University of America with President Peter Kilpatrick (Pt. 1)

What goes into running the largest university on The Newman Guide and an institution known as ‘the Bishop’s University?’ We sat down with President Peter Kilpatrick of The Catholic University of America to discuss its rich history, his vision for the University, and the roll-out of its new Lead with Light campaign.

Ep. 16: The ‘Ave Maria Law Difference’ with Dean John Czarnetzky (Pt.2)

What is the Ave Maria Law School difference? Find out as we continue our conversation with Dean John Czarnetzky.

Ep. 15: The ‘Ave Maria Law Difference’ with Dean John Czarnetzky (Pt.1)

Tune into our interview with Dean John Czarnetzky of Ave Maria School of Law located in Naples, Florida. We discuss the story of how the law school was founded, and the importance of sending forth Catholic lawyers in every corner of our culture armed with the ‘Ave Maria Law Difference’! 

Ep. 14: Finding Your Life’s Calling at Franciscan University with President, Fr. Dave Pivonka (Pt.2)

We continue our discussion with Father Dave Pivonka, president of Franciscan University of Steubenville. We discuss the University’s growth and success, overcoming challenges, embracing his role as priest and president, and much more.

Ep. 13: Finding Your Life’s Calling at Franciscan University with President, Fr. Dave Pivonka (Pt.1)

In this episode, we are joined by Father Dave Pivonka, president of Franciscan University of Steubenville Ohio to discuss what sets Franciscan apart, the university’s success under his leadership, helping students find their life’s calling, and much more.

Ep. 12: From Fighter Pilot to Fighting for Faithful Catholic Education, Meet Walsh University President Tim Collins (Pt.2)

Few guests have more passion than President Tim Collins of Walsh University! Join us for part two of our discussion about what sets Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, apart from other colleges, and how they strive to have their students discover a sense of purpose.

Ep. 11: From Fighter Pilot to Fighting for Faithful Catholic Education, Meet Walsh University President Tim Collins

In this episode, we are joined by Walsh University’s president Dr. Tim Collins to discuss his rich background from being an Air Force fighter pilot to now advancing the 200-year-old charism of Walsh University’s mission to inspire students to become the nation’s next generation of leaders. 

Swords Up!

Ep. 10: The 5 Principles of Catholic Identity with Dan Guernsey (Continued)

We continue our discussion of The 5 Principles of Catholic Identity in Education—those benchmarks the Church expects to find in every Catholic school.

Ep. 9: The 5 Principles of Catholic Identity with Dan Guernsey

Dan Guernsey, a 30-year veteran of faithful Catholic education, shares The 5 Principles of Catholic Identitythose benchmarks the Church expects to find in every Catholic school. Whether you’re a parent or educator, you can use these principles as a guide and inspiration for evaluating all educational efforts.

Ep. 8: The Urgent Task of Educating Young People (Continued)

In this episode, we continue discussing the letter written by Pope Benedict XVI on “the urgent task of educating young people.” Listen as we dive line by line into this letter and his call for an educational emergency.  

Ep. 7: The Urgent Task of Educating Young People

16 years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter on the urgent task of educating young people. Listen to this special podcast on the anniversary of this letter.

Ep. 6: The Wisdom of Salomon (Continued)

Welcome back to our continued episode with Kelly Salomon, vice president of Newman Guide Programs, as we continue our dialogue about the wonders of The Newman Guide and its impact in the Catholic educational system. 

Ep. 5: The Wisdom of Salomon

In this episode, Kelly Salomon shares how choosing a Newman Guide college led to finding her spouse, having a beautiful Catholic family, and a career at The Cardinal Newman Society. Because of her life experience, Salomon is a passionate promoter of The Newman Guide and getting young people to contemplate the importance of their college decision.

Ep. 4: From a Free Mason Upbringing to Launching Catholic Schools (Continued)

In this episode, we continue with Dr. Denise Donohue as she shares how her conversion and the need for faithful Catholic schools and curricula ushered her into the Catholic education market. Since then, she has equipped Catholic educators with the Tools for Renewal, including The Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Curriculum Standards and Standards for Christian Anthropology, which she says are essential for delivering truth, beauty, and goodness.

Ep. 3: From a Free Mason Upbringing to Launching Catholic Schools

In this episode, we feature Dr. Denise Donohue as she shares how she grew up in a Freemason home and later converted to the Catholic faith while starting a Catholic school! It’s an incredible testimony and shows how God has used Donohue to improve Catholic education by having her design Catholic curricula, write policies, and escort Catholic schools and colleges on their path to becoming Newman Guide Recommended.

Ep. 2: Understanding the State of Catholic Education Today: Where It’s Going, Preparing Young People, Signs of Renewal, Embracing the Faith

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Patrick Reilly as he discusses the vision of Catholic Education and where it’s going, how The Cardinal Newman Society and The Newman Guide prepares young people to encounter the culture of the real world, the state of Catholic education, and embracing the faith with positivity.

The Cardinal Newman Society aims to promote and defend faithful Catholic education.  However, most Catholics have not experienced a faithful Catholic education, therefore CNS needs to fill in the blank. What does this look like? What does it entail? How would one know it? What should one look for to determine if their Catholic school is faithfully Catholic? Too often, parents rely on the “like meter”— I like so and so (insert administrator or teacher name), therefore I think they are doing a good job. Or perhaps they have Mass once a week and wear uniforms so they appear Catholic. Is that enough to be called a faithful Catholic education?

Join us to learn the beauty of a faithful Catholic education, how it counters the culture, serves as an antidote for the pandemic of woke indoctrination assailing the Catholic educational system, and, in turn, highlights the Catholic education heroes engaged in this battle daily.

Visit cardinalnewmansociety.org to learn more.

 

The Vision of Catholic Education and Where It’s Going

Patrick Reilly discusses the impact of the Newman Guide on students, parents, grandparents, and Catholic schooling as a lifelong process. He discusses The Cardinal Newman Society’s commitment to the Catholic continuum that begins with K12 schooling and the unity of Newman Guide institutions that are committed to the renewal and reformation of Catholic education.

Preparing Young People for the Real World

Patrick Reilly discusses Catholic education as the Church’s most effective means of evangelization through the perspective of Cardinal Newman, intellectual formation, and integration of faith and reason. He stresses the critical role of forming young people to be prepared to encounter the culture of the real world, become intellectually strong, and to go out to the world to persuade others to Christ.

Is Catholic Education Lost?

Patrick Reilly discusses the positive message and the great signs of renewal of Catholic education that is present within Newman Guide institutions and the lessons learned over the years. He talks about how The Cardinal Newman Society continues to find new ways of forming students in truth in line with God’s universal call for the human person.

Embracing the Faith with Positivity

Patrick Reilly discusses ways faithful Catholics can engage with The Cardinal Newman Society to take a part in on the mission of renewing faithful Catholic education and impact the culture. He then uncovers the deep meaning of the new logo as a means of recapturing the foundation of The Cardinal Newman Society and Saint Cardinal Newman’s vision of faithful Catholic education. Despite the many threats to Catholic education, he discusses the myriad of Newman Guide institutions that are embracing change and reform to be truly faithfully Catholic that so many parents are excited about.

Ep. 1: Understanding the State of Catholic Education Today: Challenges, Purpose, and the Mission of The Cardinal Newman Society

In this episode of The Cardinal Newman Society Podcast, Kevin sits down with Patrick Reilly, President and Founder of Cardinal Newman Society, to discuss the state of Catholic education today, how story behind how the Cardinal Newman Society got started, the mission behind it, and the importance of faithful Catholic Education.

The Cardinal Newman Society aims to promote and defend faithful Catholic education.  However, most Catholics have not experienced a faithful Catholic education, therefore CNS needs to fill in the blank. What does this look like? What does it entail? How would one know it? What should one look for to determine if their Catholic school is faithfully Catholic? Too often, parents rely on the “like meter”— I like so and so (insert administrator or teacher name), therefore I think they are doing a good job. Or perhaps they have Mass once a week and wear uniforms so they appear Catholic. Is that enough to be called a faithful Catholic education?

Join us to learn the beauty of a faithful Catholic education, how it counters the culture, serves as an antidote for the pandemic of woke indoctrination assailing the Catholic educational system, and, in turn, highlights the Catholic education heroes engaged in this battle daily.

Visit cardinalnewmansociety.org to learn more.

The Cardinal Newman Society Podcast – Teaser Episode

We preview our upcoming podcast season in The Cardinal Newman Society Podcast trailer.