4:00 – Pope Francis and the Legacy of Vatican II
Pope Francis’ ambiguity has been a hallmark of his papacy and a frequent cause for criticism. It’s allowed people from a variety of theological positions to claim he supports their arguments. Dr. Eduardo Echeverria has compiled the most comprehensive English-language study of Pope Francis’ writings and he joins us with what he has found.
4:40 – Kresta Comments
5:00 – Red Hat Report Update: Laity take Co-Responsibility
We have looked before at Better Church Governance’s Red Hat Report project, a lay-driven initiative to prepare reports on the Cardinals who will elect the next pope. Philip Nielsen joins us with an update on their work.
5:20 – Clarence Thomas and the Constitution
During the Supreme Court hearings for then-nominee Brett Kavanaugh we were reminded of the trials and tribulations of Clarence Thomas during his own nomination hearings. It raises the question – what is the relationship between political wrangling of our government and the Constitution itself? Justice Thomas has thought clearly on this issue and we examine how he approaches it with Myron Magnet.