Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 20, 2018
2018 Countdown Day 4
4:00 – #27: Confessions of a Catholic Whistleblower
Siobhan O’Connor served for three years in the Diocese of Buffalo, overjoyed to be working for her beloved Church. But her observations of the handling of the abuse crisis led her to leak internal diocesan documents to a local investigative reporter. What led her to make this decision? She joins us with confessions of a Catholic whistleblower.
4:40 – #26: Kresta Comments: The Love that Keeps us Sane
5:00 – #25: Fact vs. Opinion: A False Dichotomy
What’s the difference between a fact and an opinion? Many of us took quizzes in elementary school asking us to identify the two – “football is better than basketball,” “Mars is the fourth planet from the sun,” and so on. But this creates the false impression that things are either true – or are neither true nor false, the first step toward relativistic thinking. Matthew D’Antuono breaks down the false dichotomy.
5:20 – #24: Something was Missing: My Journey to the Priesthood
When Fr. Burke Masters was in high school, he was a non-Catholic dreaming of a career in professional baseball. Years later, he’s living that dream – as the chaplain for the Chicago Cubs! How did he end up in the priesthood and as a director of vocations? What is it like to serve as a chaplain in an industry that glorifies fame, fortune and the accomplishments of man? Fr. Burke joins us.