Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 18, 2018
2018 Countdown Day 2
4:00 – #33: Kresta Comments: Why Doesn’t Academia Acknowledge Christian Influence?
A recent PBS documentary about World War 1 almost entirely ignored the role the Church played in speaking out against the conflict. It’s becoming a trend; academics downplay or outright ignore the role of the Church in history. Al has some thoughts.
4:20 – #32: What is God Asking of Me?
Most of us won’t have our vocation revealed to us in a manner as dramatic as Mary’s visit from the Angel Gabriel. Discerning God’s Will is not a one-time event. It’s a dynamic, ongoing process and it can be intimidating when you first start out. Fr. Albert Haase joins us with concise, practical advice for discernment.
5:00 – #31: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism
When Pope Francis began his papacy, many saw him as a continuation of the missions of Benedict XVI and John Paul II. That has not proven to be the case. How does Francis see himself in the Church and what vision does he have for the future? We talk with Ross Douthat.