Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 2, 2019
4:00 – California Confessional Bill Puts All Faiths at Risk
California is considering a bill that would force priests to break the seal of the Confessional when he is told of sins regarding sexual abuse. If he refuses to violate the sacrament, he faces jail. Fr Pius Pietrzyk has said that neither he nor any priest he knows would choose to break the sacrament. But such a proposal should be a concern for all who value religious liberty; if a core principle as deeply ingrained in Catholic tradition and doctrine can be wiped away this easily by the state, no fundamental rights of religion or conscience are safe. Fr Pius joins us with more.
4:20 – Register Recap: Theologians Accuse Pope Francis of Heresy
A group of Catholics, including some prominent academics, have published an open letter to the bishops of the world accusing Pope Francis of heresy. The letter, made public April 30, was dated “Easter week” and signed by 19 individuals, including Dominican Father Aiden Nichols, an internationally recognized theologian and author. The 15-page letter begins by asking the bishops of the world to take some action against the Pope. Matthew Bunson breaks it down.
5:00 – Final Avengers Film Dominates Box Office
Avengers: Endgame, the culmination of a 10-year buildup for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, premiered last weekend to massive numbers. It grossed more than $350 million in the US box office and has currently made more than $1.7 billion worldwide. We take a look at the film, along with its strange connection to Teresa of Jesus, with Steven Greydanus
5:20 – The Adventure of Discipleship
Jesus instructed his followers to drop everything, take up their cross and follow him. Such a task is not easy and it is often marked with hardship, but it’s also an adventure. We look at this adventure of discipleship through the lenses of the great adventures of fiction as we discuss responding to the call of discipleship with Daniel Keating.