Talking about the Things that Matter Most on November 20, 2017
4:00 – The Founding Fathers and the Bible
In Colonial times, no book was more accessible or familiar than the Bible. It was by far the most alluded to and quoted source during political discourse and was well-known to the Founding Fathers. How did they use the Bible when they were founding the new nation? We’ll look at their diverse use of scripture and theology with Daniel Dreisbach.
4:40 – Kresta Comments: Blessed Solanus Casey’s Samaritan Strategy
For the first time, Catholics can now say “Blessed Solanus Casey, pray for us.” More than 60,000 Catholics gathered at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday to celebrate his beatification Mass, the largest Mass ever held within the city limits. They shared stories of his trademark love, humility and simplicity that made him so beloved to the poor and suffering of the city. Al gives a firsthand account of the celebration and reflects on the witness of Blessed Fr. Casey’s life.
5:00 – Pope Francis, Vatican II and Clarity
A challenge in understanding Pope Francis’s papacy is his perceived lack of clarity. This tendency, coupled with our unprecedented access to nearly everything the pope writes or says, has helped lead to the some of the controversies of his papacy. Catholics and other Christians have used his pronouncements to justify their own views on Vatican II and other matters. Ed Echeverria has studied Francis’ writings closely, especially his relation to Vatican II. He joins us with a look.