Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 20, 2019
4:00 – Kresta Comments: More Thoughts on the Declaration of Truth
4:20 – True Compassion: Case Studies in Effective Work with the Poor
Concern for the poor is an essential part of being a Christian. Yet, Christians often don’t know how to effectively engage people who are in poverty, often coming from social and ethnic backgrounds very different froTom their own. We talk with Ismael Hernandez about how to recapture the essence of effective compassion.
4:40 – The Humanitarian Threat to Christianity
Love of God and love of neighbor, Christ’s summation of the Law, are inseparable in Christian social ethics. What happens when the latter, in the name of secular humanitarianism, negates the former? How have Christian virtues been transformed into post-Christian values? We talk with Kishore Jayabalan.
5:00 – Legislating Morality: Not As Scary As You Think
The idea of legislating morality can seem risky – how do we know who it is who does the legislating? But it is appropriate, required, and inevitable—and it’s dangerous to think otherwise. We must be very careful about what morality we legislate, but we the people should be the ones doing it. We talk with Jay Bruce.
5:20 – One Year After McCarrick, Where Does the Church Stand?
One year ago today, the Archdiocese of New York announced that the accusations of sexual abuse against Theodore McCarrick were credible. Where have we come since then and what work remains to be done? We talk with Fr. Raymond de Souza, who also shares his impressions of Pope Francis.