Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 20, 2020
4:00 – First Mass since Reformation to be held in Swiss cathedral
In a first since the Reformation era, Protestants are set to receive communion during a Catholic mass at a historic Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland, John Calvin’s adopted home. The historic Swiss church, Saint-Pierre Reformed Protestant church, will hold a Catholic mass on Feb. 29, leap day, and Protestants have been invited to attend and take part, including in receiving communion. Although open communion is forbidden by Catholic doctrine, the practice is reportedly common in Geneva. Matthew Bunson joins us with a look at this and other stories.
4:40 – What does the Sermon on the Mount Mean for Christians in Business?
The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most-studied and commented on passages in Scripture. In his Peace Message on January 1, 2017 Pope francis said that in the Sermon, Jesus offers a manual for peacemaking. It’s often seen as a guideline for authentic Christian life, but what does it say about authentic Christian business? We talk with Fr Martin Schlag.
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5:20 – St. Peter Damian’s battle against clerical homosexuality offers useful lessons for today
It’s been almost a thousand years since St Peter Damian penned the Book of Gomorrah, but its teachings still apply today as the Church grapples with the latest in the sexual misconduct crisis. It offers a scathing analysis of the evil of sodomy, while also expressing compassion for those who have fallen into such vice and the possibility of their redemption by the aid of divine grace. Matt Hoffman joins us.