Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 14, 2019
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Abortion and the Catholic Voter
4:20 – Who Won the Scripture Wars?
About a century after Christ’s death, a battle raged in the early Church over how to interpret the Old Testament. Jewish Converts charged Paul with a “Great Apostacy” from Jewish tradition and argued for a strict interpretation of the Torah, while Marcionite Christians wanted to abandon the texts entirely. Who won the Scripture Wars? We talk with Rod Bennett.
5:00 – Australian High Court refers Cardinal Pell’s appeal of sex abuse conviction
The Australian High Court announced Wednesday that Cardinal George Pell’s application for special leave to appeal has been referred to the full court for decision. Pell is seeking to appeal an August decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse. His application will now be considered by all the members of Australia’s highest court, and a decision is expected in March or April. JD Flynn has the details.
5:20 – Proclaiming the Gospel of Matthew
Each Gospel reveals unique truths about who Jesus is. For Matthew, Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us always, who saves us from sin. In doing so, Matthew gives us a way of reading the Scriptures according to both the letter and the spirit. Leroy Huizenga joins us with more.