EWTN Theology Roundtable

EWTN Theology Roundtable - 08/16/2019 - Marian Dogmas – Are They Necessary?
Colin Donovan, Noah Lett and Cindy Cuellar discuss the Assumption, and the role of the Marian dogmas generally, in the economy of salvation and in evangelization.
Theology Roundtable - 11/16/2018 - Ask a Mariologist
Colin Donovan and Dr. William A. Thomas, STD, a member of the Pontifical Marian Academy, president of the Mariological Society of Ireland and director of the St. John Paul II Institute of Marian Studies, will answer your questions on Fátima, apparitions and the theology of Mary in general.
Theology Roundtable - 06/08/2018 - Crisis of Fatherhood
Join Colin Donovan, Noah Lett and Robert Klesko as they discuss the crisis of fatherhood in the world and in the Church on this week’s Theology Roundtable on EWTN Radio!
Theology Roundtable - 01/12/2018 - The Pro Life Issues
Colin Donovan, Noah Lett and Laura Dittus discuss prolife and related issues, especially abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment.
Theology Roundtable - 06/30/2017 - Public discourse and the Truth
Public discourse and the Truth. Today’s Open Line—Friday slot offers a special EWTN Theology Roundtable show with EWTN’s vice-president of theology, Colin Donovan, who sits down with EWTN theology advisors Robert Klesko and Noah Lett to dialogue about the relationship between the Truth and contemporary discourse in the media, politics and life. What if someone teaches a different truth, or a different Jesus? How do I handle truth with someone who is fixated on the “pro-choice” stance as a way of dismissing every other position, when it comes to a conversation about human life? How should I handle being persecuted for living Truth? What can we do to bring back critical thinking? Sit down with our theologians who answer these and other questions, right here, on EWTN Radio Open Line—and our special EWTN Theology Roundtable show.
Theology Roundtable - 06/09/2017 - Utopias, Dystopias and the Future
Utopias, Dystopias and the Future. Today’s Open Line—Friday slot offers a special EWTN Theology Roundtable show with EWTN’s vice-president of theology, Colin Donovan, who sits down with EWTN theology advisors Laura Dittus and Noah Lett to talk about the utopian and dystopian ideas in politics, economics, science and culture. Much of what makes up public discourse today is either utopian in its view of the world man can—or should—build, or despairing of being able to build any kind of a truly human future. Inherent in both perspectives is the absence of a place for man as he really is… and paradoxically, no place for God, either. Colin, Laura and Noah answer questions like: What do you say if you talk to someone who disagrees with your “facts?” Is the role of utopianism to throw idealism at a real problem, such as those I’ve heard say “we only need love,” in the face of recent terror attacks? How can the definition of “person” help society? Do you think the idea of a godly utopia has affected the way churches’ outer forms look… like how clerics dress for Mass? Are the Church’s statements on economics utopian? Is justice the way we show our love? Is war a mortal sin? Sit down with our theologians who answer these and other questions, right here, on EWTN Radio Open Line—and our special EWTN Theology Roundtable show.
Theology Roundtable - 05/05/2017 - The Fatima Centenary
Today’s Open Line—Friday slot offers a special EWTN Theology Roundtable show with EWTN’s vice-president of theology, Colin Donovan, who sits down with EWTN theology advisors Robert Klesko and David Gregson to talk about the continuing importance of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fátima, which began 100 years ago on May 13. Our callers want to know: What are the secrets of Our Lady of Fatima? How can Our Lady of Fatima help us get through life? Can you tell me more about Amelia—the children’s playmate who had died—and can we shorten her time? Can we offer a plenary indulgence for Amelia? What is the Scapular? How do we know that Mary is not getting in the way of praying to Jesus? Was Russia’s conversion going to be into Orthodoxy—instead of Catholicism? Sit down with our theologians who answer these and other questions, right here, on EWTN Radio Open Line—and our special EWTN Theology Roundtable show.
Theology Roundtable - 04/07/2017 - Strangers in a Strange Land
Today’s Open Line—Friday slot offers a special EWTN Theology Roundtable show with EWTN’s vice-president of theology, Colin Donovan, who sits down with EWTN theology advisors Cindy Cuellar and Noah Lett to talk about what it means to be “Strangers in a Strange Land…” and to feel like a fish out of water when it comes to living our Catholic faith in today’s world. Listener Margaret asks how do we reconcile the hardships of persecution with being joyful because we are persecuted? Caller Matt is leaving the military because he feels like a fish out of water now that transgenderism is officially allowed, even if it goes against practical logic. Richard calls from Cyprus to ask how can he live his faith among Jehovah’s Witnesses. Listener Lorie feels like a fish out of water because she is standing outside a church where they are celebrating a penitential service that raises eye brows. Student John feels he is a stranger in a strange land and asks how he can live his faith in a college campus. Sit down with our theologians who answer these and other questions, right here, on EWTN Radio Open Line—and our special EWTN Theology Roundtable show.
Theology Roundtable - 03/10/2017 - Living Lent with Our Lady.
On today’s Open Line—Friday slot, we offer this special EWTN Theology Roundtable show with EWTN’s vice-president of theology, Colin Donovan, who sits down with EWTN theology advisors Laura Dittus and Robert Klesko to talk about Lent and how to live it fruitfully. Listener Bill is in RCIA and he asks what is the history of Lent. Caller Myra is experiencing some spiritual battle after doing the 33 Days of Morning Glory, so what can she do? Tamara calls to ask what is a good spiritual reading to help us discern what to give up during Lent? Evelyn asks if I accidentally eat bacon bits on a salad, during Lent, would that be okay? Tanja wants to know who—in the East—decided that we should give up meat, eggs, and diary… and what’s the benefit? What does the Church say about abstinence from meat on a Friday outside of Lent? Sit down with our theologians who answer these and other questions, right here, on EWTN Radio Open Line—and our special EWTN Theology Roundtable show.
Theology Roundtable - 02/10/2017 - The gift of a child
The gift of a child. On today’s Open Line—Friday slot, we offer this special EWTN Theology Roundtable show with EWTN’s vice-president of theology, Colin Donovan, who sits down with EWTN theology advisors Laura Dittus and Robert Klesko to talk about God’s gift of children to parents as well as parents’ primary responsibility in educating and raising their children. Caller Jerra and his wife are raising a child with gender dysphoria so how can they raise their child to be a good Christian? Listener Leo asks how do you correct a child making a morally-wrong decision? Theresa calls in to ask about her son who is a faithful catholic but he thinks he is a transgender. Sit down with our theologians who answer these and other questions, right here, on EWTN Radio Open Line—and our special EWTN Theology Roundtable show.
Theology Roundtable - 01/13/2017 - The call and the message of Fatima.
The call and the message of Fatima. On today’s Open Line—Friday slot, we offer this special EWTN Theology Roundtable show with EWTN’s vice-president of theology, Colin Donovan, who sits down with EWTN theology advisors Noah Lett and Laura Dittus to talk about the message of Our Lady of Fatima as we enter the 100th anniversary year. Listener James asks why is it the theology of Fatima—like mortal sin—is not mentioned in church anymore? YouTube viewer Shannon asks how is the message of Fatima different from the messages of saints? She explains her question arises because some saints speak about three days of darkness, while Our Lady speaks about praying the Rosary and repenting. Listener Sam from Ireland asks the Theology Roundtable to refer to the fourth seer of Fatima—Saint Alexandrina Maria da Costa. Caller Tom asks how could he possibly make reparations for all his sins. Sit down with our theologians who answer and comment on these and other statements, right here, on EWTN Radio Open Line—and our special EWTN Theology Roundtable show.
Theology Roundtable - 11/11/2016 - Entrustment/consecration to Mary
Consecration to Mary. What is Mary’s role in the history of our salvation? On today’s Open Line—Friday slot, we offer this special EWTN Theology Roundtable show with EWTN’s vice-president of theology, Colin Donovan, who sits down with EWTN theology advisors Noah Lett and Robert Klesko to look into entrustment, that is, consecration to Our Lady and her role in the economy of salvation. Listener Jean Marie asks how can she dedicate her daughter before she goes on an anti-Catholic retreat? Caller Julie asks if consecration to Mary something done often, since her parish priest had never heard about it. Also, does devotion to Mary take away from worship to Jesus or to God, The Father? Our theologians offer precise resources for you. Sit down with our theologians who answer and comment on these and other statements, right here, on EWTN Radio Open Line—and our special EWTN Theology Roundtable show.
Theology Roundtable - 09/09/2016 - Immigration and Catholic Social Teaching
Join Colin Donovan, Cindy Cuellar, Noah Lett, and Elena Rodriguez as they discuss immigration and Catholic social teaching on EWTN Theology Roundtable!
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