Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 20, 2019
4:00 – What can we Expect from the Summit?
Most Vatican analysts aren’t expecting any major strides to be made at this week’s Summit. Can we hope for anything? What are people saying as the bishops gather in Rome? A group of abuse survivors met with summit organizers this week; what did they have to say? We talk with Susie Pinto.
4:20 – The Vatican’s Secret Rules for Children of Priests
We’ve been talking a lot about how the Vatican handles cases of sexually abusive priests. But what about another scandal – the priests who father children? What happens to these kids? The Vatican has confirmed for the first time that it oversees these cases and has general guidelines for what to do. Also, a book released this week alleges that the Vatican is infiltrated with actively homosexual bishops and the author claims to have the stories to prove it – but does he have evidence? Why are both these stories breaking immediately before the Summit? Matthew Bunson joins us.
5:00 – What does the Bible Say About Mary?
Some Biblical scholars like to question how much the New Testament can tell us about the Blessed Mother. She doesn’t appear much and speaks on limited occasions. Is there really reason to believe what we do about Mary? We talk with Ed Sri.