Lecture Videos

Fr. Bacik’s lectures are video recorded and  made available online by Knowledge Stream from WGTE Public Media.  To view his most recent lectures as they become available, visit his page on the Knowledge Stream website.  Click here.

His past lectures from recent years are listed below in reverse chronological order.  Click on the titles to view the lectures.

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67.  Catholic Lutheran Dialogue - Oct. 19, 2017

66.  Combating White Supremacy - Aug. 29, 2017

66.  Pope Francis and His Critics on Gender Issues - Aug. 24, 2017

65.  Pope Francis and His Critics on Justice Issues - July 20, 2017

64.  Pope Francis and His Critics on Church Doctrine – June 15, 2017

63.  The Health Care Debate – May 25, 2017

62.  Political Discourse Today – May 18, 2017

61.  Apocalyptic World View – March 12, 2017

60.  Pope Francis and the Completed Year of Mercy – Jan. 5, 2017

59.  Sexual Ethics – Nov. 17, 2016

58.  Political Ethics – Oct. 18. 2016

57.  Sports and Ethics – Sept. 13, 2016

56.  Karl Rahner and Existential Ethics - Aug. 9, 2016

55.  Charles Curran on Contraception – July 19, 2016

54.  Bernard Haring on Legalism – June 28, 2016

53.  Interfaith Dialogue – May 25, 2016

52.  Richard McCormick on Abortion – May 17, 2016

51.  Jesus in the Gospel of John – May 4, 2016

50.  Christ According to Matthew – April 12, 2016

49.  Advent Reflection: Cultivating a Spirit of Forbearance – December 5, 2015

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48. The Vatican Synod of the Family: Addressing Challenging Issues – November 16, 2015

47. Pope Francis: Reflections on His Visit to the United States – October 19, 2015

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46. Thomas Merton: Prophetic Peacemaker - September 21, 2015

45. Pope Francis and His Encyclical on the Environment- August 18, 2015

44. Thomas Merton: Dialogue with Eastern Religions – July 21, 2015

43. Thomas Berry on Developing a Cosmological Spirituality – June 9, 2015

42. Thomas Merton on Franciscan Spirituality – May 19, 2015 

41. The Resurrection According to John – April 29, 2015  (No link available)

40. The Resurrection According to Luke – April 22, 2015  (No link available)

39. The Resurrection According to Matthew – April 15, 2015

38.  The Resurrection According to Mark – April 8, 2015

37. Religion and Violence – March 30, 2015 – The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo (YouTube video)

36.   Karl Barth: Worshipping God, Opposing Hitler – Nov. 21, 2014

35.  Theological Journey of a Pastor With Gratitude to My Teachers – Nov. 2, 2014

34. Reinhold Niebuhr on American Exceptionalism - Oct. 17, 2014

33. Bernard Lonergan: Conversion as a Path to Spiritual Growth – August 19, 2014

32. Teilhard de Chardin: Fostering a Dialogue Between Christian Faith and Evolutionary Science - July 15, 2014

31. Karen Armstrong: Developing the Virtue of Compassion – June 9, 2014

30. Edward Schillebeeckx: Betting Our Lives on Christ – May 20, 2014 |

29. Developing a Paschal Spirituality – April 16, 2014

28. Andrew Greeley on the Catholic Imagination – March 13, 2014  (No link available)

27. The Feminist Theology of Rosemary Reuther: A Challenge to Pope Francis - February, 21, 2014

26. Immigration Reform – January 16, 2014  (No link available)

25. Advent Reflections: Spirituality – December 21, 2013

24. Elizabeth Johnson and the Quest for the Living God – November 16, 2013

23. A Church for the Post Modern World – October 15, 2013 (No link available)

22. John Courtney Murray on Religious Liberty – August 20, 2013

21. Hans Kung on Church Reform – July 16, 2013

20. Karl Rahner – June 17, 2013

19. Paul Tillich – June 10, 2013

18. Martin Buber: The Personal Dimension of Life – June 3, 2013

17. The Papacy: Past and Present – May 20, 2013  (No link available)

16. Gospel Stories in Contemporary Life – April 6, 2013

15. Lent and Reconciliation – March 3, 2013

14. Gandhi’s Response to Violence – November 4, 2012

13. Vatican II on Revelation: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities - October 9, 2012 

12. Karl Rahner Made Practical – Pt. 8 of 8 Heaven, Hell, Purgatory: Reinterpreting the Last Things- August 25, 2012

11. Karl Rahner Made Practical – Pt. 7/8 Living as a Christian in the World Today – August 18, 2012

10. Karl Rahner Made Practical – Pt. 6/8 Dealing with our Graced but Sinful Church – August 11, 2012

9. Karl Rahner Made Practical – Pt. 5/8 Finding God in Everyday Life – The Theology of Grace – August 4, 2014

8. Karl Rahner Made Practical – Pt. 4/8 Developing the Virtue of Committed Openness – July 28, 2012

7. Karl Rahner Made Practical – Pt. 3/8 Learning to Pray Better – July 21, 2012

6. Karl Rahner Made Practical – Pt. 2/8 Improving our Personal Relationships – July 14, 2012  (No link available)

5. Karl Rahner Made Practical – Pt. 1 of 8 Becoming a More Mature Person – July 7, 2012

4. The Spiritual Journey Today: With Guidance from Henri Nouwen – May 1, 2012  (No link available)

3. The Parish as Leaven in the World – September 27, 2011  

2. Vocations – March 29, 2011

1.  Biblical Spirituality – September 28, 2010