142: On the Catholic Imagination (w/ Randy Boyagoda)

142: On the Catholic Imagination (w/ Randy Boyagoda) January 12, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by celebrated Catholic author, academic, and columnist Randy Boyagoda to talk about the Catholic imagination. How should Catholics uniquely see and interact with the world around them? How do Catholics truly live out their faith in the Public Square? What do authentic Catholics have to contribute to discussions within and outside of the Church?

For more from Randy Boyagoda check out any of his fantastic books on Amazon or your local bookseller. His work includes the Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated Governor of the Northern Province;  Beggar’s Feast, named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and nominated for the International Dublin Literacy Award; Original Prin and its sequel Dante’s Indiana.

Dr. Boyagoda is Vice-Dean, Undergraduate, of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto and a professor in the Department of English. He is past  principal and vice-president of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and writes for a number of publications including First Things,  Wall Street Journal, and the Catholic Register.

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