Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 11, 2019
4:00 – Register Recap: Pope Benedict Speaks on the Crisis
We haven’t heard much from Pope Emeritus Benedict for the last six years, but last night that changed. In a lengthy essay that is his most significant pronouncement since 2013, he addresses clerical sex abuse – including the roots of the crisis, the effects it has had on the priesthood and the Church and how the Church should respond. We take a look with Matthew Bunson at what Benedict said and was trying to say, the strengths and weaknesses of the letter, and how it is being received.
5:00 – How did Jesus become Jesus?
We are approaching Holy Week, when Christ fulfilled his earthly mission through his Passion, Death and Resurrection and redeemed the whole world. Fr Thomas Weinandy, a prolific theologian, has observed that when Christ was conceived and named these acts were still in his future – he was yet to truly become Jesus. What does this mean? He joins us.