Catholic Connection – May 17, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Pope Francis Signs Motu Proprio to Prevent and Denounce Abuses in the Catholic Church

  • Description: "New Vatican norms for the Church’s handling of sex abuse, issued Thursday, place seminarians and religious coerced into sexual activity through the misuse of authority in the same criminal category as abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. The norms also establish obligatory reporting for clerics and religious, require that every diocese has a mechanism for reporting abuse, and put the metropolitan archbishop in charge of investigations of accusations against suffragan bishops." ...
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Matthew Bunson

      For the past 20 years, Dr. Matthew E. Bunson has been active in the area of Catholic social communications and education, including writing, editing, and teaching on a variety of topics related to Church history, the papacy, the saints and Catholic culture. He is faculty chair at Catholic Distance University, a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and the author or co-author of over 50 books.

    • Resources:

+  Pope Francis Signs Motu Proprio to Prevent and Denounce Abuses in the Catholic Church

  • Description: Dr. Matthew Bunson continued

+  Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Teresa shares a homily by Fr. Brian Taylor that she recorded on her most recent trip to Italy.

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