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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 2, 2021 – Hour 2

Massimo Franco shares his interview with Pope Emeritus Benedict and Brent Robbins shares how he overcame the problem of evil in his return to the Church.

Pope Benedict Speaks

On February 28, 2013, the resignation of Pope Benedict became official. He recently reflected on his decision to step down and other issues, including President Biden, with Italian journalist Massimo Franco. Massimo joins us.

Massimo Franco is senior correspondent for Corriere della Sera.

Atheism and the Problem of Suffering

For Dr. Brent Robbins, who was raised Catholic and became an atheist, the problem of evil and suffering was a big reason why he stopped believing in God. And while he never found a simple answer to why a good God would allow suffering, he did come to understand that there were more layers to that question than he’d initially realized. He shares his story.

Al interviews Brent Robbins
Dr. Brent Robbins is a professor of psychology at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, where he also directs the Masters in Community Psychology program. He is editor-in-chief of Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, and Phenomenological Psychology, and a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Carmi Harari Early Career Award.

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