FORMED Book Club

FORMED Book Club

6 Seasons

Join Catholic experts and book lovers with decades of experience in publishing for in-depth weekly discussions of relevant Catholic texts. Hosted by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ (Founder of Ignatius Press), Vivian Dudro (Senior Editor at Ignatius Press), and Joseph Pearce (Director of Book Publishing at Augustine Institute). These discussions are part of an online community that reads and discusses a different book each month.
Go to formedbookclub.ignatius.com to sign up for free!

Books discussed:
Chance or the Dance by Thomas Howard. Electronic versions are available here.
Real Philosophy for Real People by Fr. Robert McTeigue .S.J.

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FORMED Book Club
  • Saints and Sinners in the Cristero War - Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Why did a Catholic country start killing Catholics? We cover the history of Christian Mexico and the beginnings of radical Mexican secularism in the early twentieth century—our first discussion of Saints and Sinners in the Cristero War by Fr. James Murphy, from the introduction to chapter 3.

  • Saints and Sinners in the Cristero War - Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Can priests bear arms? We discuss the moral challenges of war as we continue our discussion of Saints and Sinners in the Cristero War by Fr. James Murphy.

  • Saints and Sinners in the Cristero War - Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Is there a difference between Catholic social teaching and Marxist social teaching? Vivian Dudro, Joseph Pearce, and Fr. Fessio debate this and more as they take on chapters 6 and 7 of Saints and Sinners in the Cristero War by Fr. James Murphy.

  • Saints and Sinners in the Cristero War - Episode 4

    Episode 4

    The stunning story of Blessed Miguel Pro, martyr, and the crucial role of the Knights of Columbus in ending the war against Catholics in Mexico. We finish our discussion of Saints and Sinners in the Cristero War.