Sam Rocha joins us today to talk about phenomenology, and more broadly philosophy, as an important tool to understand the world around us. He promotes a "folk phenomenology," an idea about which he has written a book, and produced a podcast.  

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Dr. Sam Rocha ( joins us to reflect on the differences between Patriotism and Nationalism, Americanism and Catholicism.

Dr. Samuel D. Rocha joins us to talk about #DACA, the dignity of the human person, and the common good from both a principled and a personal perspective.
We look at how disaster and crisis help crystallize our focus. A Statement from the Bishops of Oklahoma

A Statement from the Bishops of Oklahoma

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Sam Rocha, editor of Patheos' Catholic Channel, talks about our duty to form our consciences, and how to go about forming our consciences. Over on my Patheos blog A Belief Observed, I wrote a piece to break out our conversation a little more fully (complete with linky goodness).


  • Sam Rocha talks about his new album, Fear and Loving, his new book Folk Phenomenology, and the Order of Knowledge.
  • A Reading from a Commentary on the Gospel of John by St. Cyril of Alexandria
  • Scripture readings from Saturday, January 2, 2016.

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