Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 29, 2018
4:00 – Register Recap: What did Benedict Say?
A New York Times article claimed the National Catholic Register was reporting Pope Emeritus Benedict had confirmed all of Archbishop Vigano’s testimony, something Benedict’s assistant says is “fake news.” But the Register never claimed this – it merely confirmed from sources that Benedict had issued sanctions against then-Cardinal McCarrick. Matthew Bunson joins us to clear up the confusion. We also look at Cardinal Cupich’s response and the National Review Board’s call for a Lay Investigation.
4:20 – From One Worldwide Church to One Universal Church
Dan Severino was baptized and catechized as a Catholic. His father was only nominally Catholic, so when his mother joined the Worldwide Church of God Dan followed along. He became a worship leader in the church and became more and more interested in the meaning of Liturgy. And driving home from work years later, he was struck by the thought “before you die, you are going to return to the Church.” Dan shares his story.
5:00 – What Francis Knew
We don’t know if Archbishop Vigano’s claims are true, but they do demand investigation. After all, he was the second-ranked Vatican administrator to Pope Benedict, holds doctorates in both Canon and civil law, and has been trusted with clear access to the kind of information he reports. What do we know about the whole situation, and how should we respond to it? We talk with Phil Lawler.