In the Arena: Conversations of a Lifetime

Fr. Jim Bacik – Catholic Priest, Theologian, Professor, Author, and Lecturer

March 02, 2021 Brad Rieger Season 1 Episode 11
In the Arena: Conversations of a Lifetime
Fr. Jim Bacik – Catholic Priest, Theologian, Professor, Author, and Lecturer
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In the Arena: Conversations of a Lifetime
Fr. Jim Bacik – Catholic Priest, Theologian, Professor, Author, and Lecturer
Mar 02, 2021 Season 1 Episode 11
Brad Rieger

A renown theologian and lecturer, Fr. Jim Bacik has been a Catholic priest for nearly 60 years. In this far-ranging conversation, Fr. Bacik talks about his family life growing-up, influences and mentors, love of sports, seminary experience, parishioners who taught him how to be a good priest, leadership dynamics of being a pastor, handling criticism, his approach to public speaking, the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, and what motivates him to keep serving, teaching, writing, and speaking.    

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A renown theologian and lecturer, Fr. Jim Bacik has been a Catholic priest for nearly 60 years. In this far-ranging conversation, Fr. Bacik talks about his family life growing-up, influences and mentors, love of sports, seminary experience, parishioners who taught him how to be a good priest, leadership dynamics of being a pastor, handling criticism, his approach to public speaking, the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, and what motivates him to keep serving, teaching, writing, and speaking.