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This Season, Brad Rieger and Father Jim Bacik focus on 12 Theologians that had an impact on Fr Bacik.  Today's episode: Johann Metz.

Johann Metz (1928-2019) German Catholic priest and theologian deeply disturbed by the failure of the German Catholic Church to speak out against Hitler and the Holocaust, who proposed a political theology that calls us to appropriate the “dangerous memory of Jesus “ who calls us to sacrifice our personal interests and comfort in order to promote justice, to serve the common good and to empower the poor to take charge of their own lives.

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Meet Your Host Father Jim Bacik

Host Father Jim BacikFr. James J. Bacik has served as a priest of the Diocese of Toledo since his ordination in 1962, including 30 years as pastor of Corpus Christi University Parish serving the University of Toledo. After earning his doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, in England, he has published numerous articles and 15 books, including his recent national award-winning Saints Celebrated and Unsung: The Universal Call to Holiness. Recognized as “one of North America's finest, most insightful theologians,” Fr. Bacik has lectured internationally in China, Russia, Japan, Europe, Australia, Ireland and Latin America.
You can listen to Fr. James Bacik on our new WGTE Podcast “a Bacik Conversation” with co-host Brad Rieger.

You can access Fr. Bacik's numerous video lectures and Reflections articles on his website:  frjimbacik.org

Meet Your Co-Host Brad Rieger

Co-host Brad RiegerBrad Rieger is the chief executive officer at Cooper-Smith, a full-service marketing and advertising agency specializing in media planning, media buying, data analytics and branding. He also hosts the leadership-based podcast, In the Arena – Conversations of a Lifetime. Prior to joining Cooper-Smith, Brad had a 31-year career in education. He served in a multitude of roles including special education teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and for the last 12 years of his educational run, superintendent of Sylvania Schools.
You can listen to Brad on our new WGTE podcast, “A Bacik Conversation” with co-host Fr. James Bacik.