Kresta in the Afternoon – February 18, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Did Pope Francis Really Say Trump is Not a Christian?

  • Description: Earlier today, CNN and other news outlets spent a half hour speculating on the charge that Pope Francis suggested that Donald Trump was not a Christian. This was all done before the networks aired actual audio or video of the pope's remarks. The pope was asked about Trump's accusation that this pope was very political. The pope spoke in Italian. Here is the English translation from ABC. “Thank god he said I was a politician because Aristotle defined the human person as “animal politicus.” So at least I am a human person. As to whether I am a pawn, well, maybe. I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people. And then, a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. As far as to what you said about whether I would advise you to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian is he has said things like that. We must see if he said things in that way and in this I give him the benefit of the doubt. “ We’ll talk with John Allen, who is actually traveling with Pope Francis. He will put these remarks in context and also discuss the pope's comments on contraception, civilly divorced Catholics and taking communion, and the BBC report of St. John Paul II’s relationship with a Polish woman.
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+  Fighting for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame

  • Description: Beneath today’s modern ethical conflicts is a broader argument between complex traditions of moral thought and intellectual inquiry. Carter Snead joins us with a look at the formative role ethics plays in all areas of our culture.
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