Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 5, 2020
4:00 – Church News Roundup: Poll Shows Declining Catholic Support for Donald Trump
A new poll by the Public Religion Research Institute shows that white Catholic support for President Trump has fallen from 60% in March to 37% in May. We’ll talk with Matthew Bunson and also look at the life of the late Bishop Murry and continue discussing how Churches are reopening.
4:20 – Lessons from the Lockdown: There is No Replacement for Human Contact
In 1995, the early days of the Internet, Newsweek published an article boldly declaring that the “web won’t be Nirvana.” While some of their predictions seem funny now – such as a disbelief that internet sales would ever outpace the local mall – other statements are ringing truer than ever. Even 25 years ago it was clear that no technology would replace human contact, something that’s been proven beyond a doubt after three months with no in-person Church celebrations. Jay Y Kim joins us.
5:00 – Scripture as Real Presence
When the Church teaches that we are to venerate the Sacred Scriptures just as we do the Body of our Lord what does that mean? Numerous commentaries and sermons in the Fathers show they regarded Christ as a treasure hidden in the field of the Old Testament, and that they found his Real Presence in the Old Testament scriptures. What is the mode of Christ’s presence in the Scripture. Can we speak of a Real Presence theologian? We talk with Hans Boersma.