Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 7, 2018
4:00 – Wheaton College Secures Major Victory for Religious Liberty
Wheaton College was recently granted something that has evaded even the Little Sisters of the Poor – complete exemption from the HHS Contraception mandate. Becket Fund lawyer Diana Verm joins us with more.
4:20 – Cardinal Wuerl Publishes “Pastoral Plan” for Amoris Laetitia
Since the beginning of the debate on whether Chapter 8 of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia permits the divorced and civilly married to receive Holy Communion, Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl has lamented that the exhortation has been co-opted by that single issue and that, really, the Holy Father’s concern is much broader than that debate suggests. In an effort to look beyond questions of sacramental doctrine, which are definitive truths that will not change, Cardinal Wuerl has published a pastoral plan to focus on the implementation of Amoris. We’ll take a look with Matthew Bunson.
4:40 – CDF Releases new document on Salvation – What Should We Know?
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has published a new document that tackles two modern belief systems – pelagianism and gnosticism – that are tricky obstacles for bringing people to the truth of Christ’s Church. Jimmy Akin joins us with a closer look.
5:00 – My Jewish Faith is Fulfilled in Christ
Mark Neugebauer’s father was a Polish Holocaust survivor, and his mother a Russian Jew whose family had suffered under pogroms, so he was raised with a strong Jewish identity. However, from an early age, he became fascinated with who Jesus was, even reading books about Him written by Rabbis. Later, he came into contact with some Messianic Jews, and began to believe that Jesus truly was the promised Messiah. As Mark continued to study scripture and the early Church, he came across more and more Jewish figures who had not only become Christian, but Catholic: Cardinal Lustiger, Rabbi Zolli, St. Edith Stein, and even people like Rosalind Moss and Roy Schoeman. Through it all, he came to see the beautiful continuity between Judaism and the Catholic faith.