Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 8, 2019
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Thoughts on Taylor Marshall’s Infiltration
Al responds to some listener emails, including his thoughts on Taylor Marshall’s Infiltration book. Also, does the Catholic use of the crucifix mean we deny the resurrection? Al responds.
4:20 – Pope Francis, the uniqueness of Christ, and the will of the Father
Given the pluralism of world religions, many contemporary academics and pundits argue that Christianity can no longer claim itself to be the one true religion. Not only do those who profess other religious beliefs question Christianity’s uniqueness, but Christians, lay and ecclesial, do so as well. The ultimate question is: Is Jesus singular or is he merely one of many founders of various world religions? This question has arisen with a document Pope Francis signed in Abu Dhabi in February and with the release of the working document for the Amazon synod. We talk with Fr Thomas Weinandy.
5:00 – The Lives of the Assisi Saints
When Francis of Assisi died at the age of 44 in 1226, he left behind nothing that the world would consider as material wealth. But if one counts as riches the fruits of the spirit and of a humble and a contrite heart, he was wealthy beyond measure, and left behind a legacy that survives, thrives, and changes lives even today. We celebrate the feast of his follower Clare on August 11 and today we look at the lives of these two great saints.