FORMED Book Club

FORMED Book Club

13 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
  • Episode 1 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 1

    The Spanish Conquistadors: good, evil, or both? Father Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro begin their discussion of Christopher Shannon’s 2022 book “American Pilgrimage: A Historical Journey Through Catholic Life in a New World.”

  • Episode 2 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 2

    Misfits and martyrs: how the French handled the New World. Fr. Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro continue their breakdown of _"_American Pilgrimage" by Christopher Shannon.

  • Episode 3 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 3

    The British: what they did in America, and what they thought about the Catholic Church. Father Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro continue discussing "American Pilgrimage" by Christopher Shannon.

  • Episode 4 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 4

    How did Black, Italian, and Irish Catholics get along in America? Father Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro discuss the age of mass immigration in their ongoing reading of “American Pilgrimage” by Christopher Shannon.

  • Episode 5 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 5

    Freemasons, the KKK, and anti-Catholicism in the United States. Fr. Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro discuss another installment of Christopher Shannon's book "American Pilgrimage".

  • Episode 6 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 6

    Did Bing Crosby save the Catholic Church in America? Fr. Joseph Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro discuss another installment of Christopher Shannon's book "American Pilgrimage".

  • Episode 7 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 7

    Why this book is TOTALLY WRONG about sex and 1960s. Fr. Fessio takes off the gloves the Formed Book Club discusses "American Pilgrimage" by Christopher Shannon.

  • Episode 8 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 8

    Nuclear war—and the Catholic response to it. Fr. Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro continue their discussion of "American Pilgrimage" by Christopher Shannon.

  • Episode 9 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 9

    How American Catholics responded to the Sexual Revolution—and “Humanae Vitae.” Fr. Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro continue their discussion of “American Pilgrimage” by Christopher Shannon.

  • Episode 10 | American Pilgrimage

    Episode 10

    What Vatican II did, and didn’t do, to America. Fr. Fessio, Joseph Pearce, and Vivian Dudro conclude their discussion of American Pilgrimage by Christopher Shannon.