Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 18, 2019
4:00 – Court Rules Against Obamacare Transgender Bias Rule
A Federal court has struck down an Obamacare-era rule related to transgender care, ruling that Christian healthcare professionals don’t have to perform transgender-related care that is contrary to their religious beliefs. We look at this and other stories related to Catholic healthcare with Louis Brown.
4:20 – Are Seminaries Getting Safer + New McCarrick Accuser Comes Forward
On Thursday a third accuser of Theodore McCarrick published an essay accusing McCarrick of abusing him as a teen, years before McCarrick was given control of seminaries. We take a look with Dr Janet Smith, who also discusses a review of seminaries and whether the situation is improving.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – Brazilian Bishop: Yes, Amazon People Can Understand Celibacy
A retired bishop from Brazil has spoken out against the claim that married priests are necessary in the Amazon region because the indigenous people do not understand celibacy. Bishop Emeritus Jose Azcona wrote “It’s not the indigenous culture that finds insurmountable difficulties in understanding celibacy. It’s that there was not a real inculturation of the Gospel among them” adding “the first step in solving the problem of celibacy is not the abolition of it,” but to work toward a more authentic incultration of the Gospel.” Matthew Bunson has more in our Synod update