Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 7, 2017
4:00 – A Pope’s Reflections on the Priesthood
Pope Emeritus Benedict has been a priest for more than 60 years and has written extensively on the theological and historical insights on the witness of the priesthood. In 2009 he declared the Year for Priests, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the death of St John Vianney, patron saint of all parish priests. Through it all, he has strived to deepen the commitment of all priests to interior renewal. We’ll talk with Fr Joseph Fessio about how, in the words of St Vianney, the priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus.
4:40 – Kresta Comments: The Nature of the Priesthood
5:00 – “Standing in the Gap:” The Importance of Sidewalk Counseling
Sidewalk counseling is one of the most important parts of the pro-life battle. Sidewalk Advocates for Life takes a peaceful and prayerful approach to reaching those in the abortion industry by training pro-lifers to be the hands and feet of Christ. Through sidewalk advocacy, prayer, and community support, they are reaching out to women who feel they have no other choice. Lauren Muzyka joins us.
5:20 – Discerning God’s Will – Advice for Spiritual Directors
How should you respond when someone asks for help in discerning God’s will? How can you go about discerning God’s will for your own life? It can be a daunting task, but you don’t need to be intimidated. You can draw from the rich Ignatian discipline to form a foundation for understanding the will of God. Fr. Timothy Gallagher joins us.