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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 30, 2022 – Hour 2

What did Pope Francis recently say about the female priesthood? Monica Miller joins us, and Brent Robbins shares how examining the Problem of Evil actually led him back to the Church. 

 

Pope Francis Addresses the Question of Women's Ordination

In a recent interview with America Magazine, Pope Francis was asked what he would say to a woman serving the Church who felt she was called to the priesthood. He unequivocally stated that women cannot be ordained as priests but emphasized the important role they have to play in the life of the Church. We break down his answer with Monica Miller.

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Pope Francis discusses Ukraine, U.S. bishops and more

Dr Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the author of many books including "The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church," “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars” and “Theology of the Passion of the Christ" Check out prolifesociety.com

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.

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Atheism and the Problem of Suffering

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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