2018 Countdown #25: Fact vs. Opinion: A False Dichotomy
Description: What's the difference between a fact and an opinion? Many of us took quizzes in elementary school asking us to identify the two - "football is better than basketball," "Mars is the fourth planet from the sun," and so on. But this creates the false impression that things are either true - or are neither true nor false, the first step toward relativistic thinking. Matthew D'Antuono breaks down the false dichotomy.
Matthew D’Antuono is a physics teacher in New Jersey. He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and philosophy, a master’s degree in special education, and is working on a master's degree in philosophy at Holy Apostles in Cromwell, Connecticut. He is the author of A Fool’s Errand: A Brief, Informal Introduction to Philosophy for Young Catholics and is working on other books.
2018 Countdown #24: Something was Missing - My Journey to the Priesthood
Description: When Fr. Burke Masters was in high school, he was a non-Catholic dreaming of a career in professional baseball. Years later, he's living that dream - as the chaplain for the Chicago Cubs! How did he end up in the priesthood and as a director of vocations? What is it like to serve as a chaplain in an industry that glorifies fame, fortune and the accomplishments of man? Fr. Burke joins us.
Fr. Burke Masters
Fr Burke Masters has served as vocations director of the Diocese of Joliet since 2006. For the last 5 years he has also served as the chaplain for the Chicago Cubs. Check out his thought for the day at frburke23.wordpress.com