December 16, 2016

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, opened his Catholic Channel radio show earlier this week with the words: “Coming to you from the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. … ”

At the top of the program — taped at the University’s radio station, WCUA — Cardinal Dolan welcomed University President John Garvey and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston who was recently elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Cardinal Dolan noted his fondness for the University, where he “spent three happy years as a grad student in Church history.” The cardinals, who are members of the University’s Board of Trustees, were on campus Dec. 13 — the day of the taping — for a board meeting.

During the show, Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, Garvey talked about the University’s Catholic identity, world-class research, and liberal arts education as well as the advantages of its D.C. location.

Garvey noted that at Catholic University “we’re trying to bring home the importance of the liberal arts ... People who graduate with degrees in the liberal arts have a really good preparation for entering the job market  in a world where you don’t know what the job opportunities are going to be from one decade to the next.”

Other guests on the show include Maria Mazzenga, education archivist at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, and Catholic University seniors Rachel Meyer and Joe Longo. Meyer is an international business major from Westford, Mass., and Longo is a civil engineering major from Brooklyn, N.Y.

The show aired that afternoon on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Channel 129. The cardinal’s show airs weekly on Sirius XM.

For a podcast of the show, click here.