Joe Heschmeyer explains the meaning and importance of the papacy.
Social Science Apologetics: Unsurprisingly, Most Catholics Are Fine with Cohabitation
A new study from Pew reveals something that shouldn’t surprise anyone – acceptance for cohabitation, even for couples who don’t plan to get married, is at an all-time high. The practice is widely accepted among self-identified Catholics; nearly three-quarters of those surveyed said they don’t have a problem with it. What is the pastoral approach to this matter? We talk with Greg Popcak.
Understanding the Doctrine of the Papacy
Yesterday we celebrated the feast of Peter, our first Pope. In many ways the papacy is Catholicism’s defining doctrine but also its most divisive. From medieval pontiffs who acted like princes to a modern pope whose every casual statement sets off a social-media firestorm, there has been plenty for non-Catholics to criticize and for the faithful to feel anxious about. How can we strengthen our belief in the papacy in the face of these challenges? Joe Heschmeyer joins us.