Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 1, 2019
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Why Stay Catholic?
It’s been a tough year for Catholics. We are shocked and sickened by everything that’s happened since we learned of the McCarrick scandal last summer. We are horrified by New York’s new abortion bill, which has been championed by a man who claims to be Catholic. Why should we stay Catholic? Do problems with our hierarchy change the Truth of the Church’s teachings? Al has some thoughts.
4:20 – The Post-Modern Thought of Tolkien
Why are JRR Tolkien’s works so universally loved? One reason is the profound moral and religious visions contained within his tales. But Tolkien’s work also highlights leading philosophical and literary concerns of modern thinkers. We look at his post-modern thought with Ralph Wood.
5:00 – How an Understanding of Islam Helps us Understand our own Faith
Many modern secular thinkers, in an effort to criticize religion and belief in God, claim that all religions are essentially the same. This is, of course, preposterous and it only takes a basic understanding of what the different religions profess to see they are not at all the same. But understanding the similarities and differences is essential, both in strengthening our own faith and achieving dialogue with others. David Pinault joins us once again with a look at Islam and its connections to Christianity.