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August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 27, 2019

Guest Host Matthew Bunson

4:00 – Aquinas 101

Aquinas 101 is a series of free video courses from the Thomistic Institute that help you to engage life’s most urgent philosophical and theological questions with the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas. In the end, you’ll be able to read Aquinas on his own terms and to master the essentials of his thought. Host of the series Fr. Gregory Pine joins us.

4:20 – What Went Wrong with Human Rights?

The recent formation of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights is a positive sign in the United States. It shows that there is an increasing awareness that the UN human rights system has gone badly awry. Indeed, something has gone awfully wrong in international human rights discourse. How did we get to this point and what can governments do to reform the human rights system? Stefano Gennarini of C-Fam shares his thoughts.

5:00 – My First Month as a Priest

Fr. John Kladar, who was ordained earlier this Summer on July 1, shares with us his journey to the priesthood and his first month as a priest.

5:20 – The Amazon Synod and the Question of Priestly Celibacy

The tradition of the Eastern Churches reminds us that the mutually exclusive dichotomy is not between marriage and priesthood but between marriage and monasticism. Fr. Thomas Loya, with his experience as a celibate Easter rite priest, comments on the priesthood debate surrounding the upcoming Amazon Synod.

5:40 – Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us

Francis Cardinal George was a true imitator of Christ. He never let anything come between him and his mission to bring the love of Jesus wherever it was needed the most. He was exactly who the Church needed during his lifetime and his contributions still inspire many today. The 2018 documentary “Glorious Lives” brings the late Cardinal’s story to life through intimate interviews with the people closest to him—his sister, his colleagues, and his brother priests. Michael Heinlein, who has collaborated on the project, joins us.