Description: Our guest host today is Matthew Bunson.
What China’s Catholics Really Think of the Vatican Deal
Description: A secret agreement between Beijing and the Holy See has left China’s faithful facing confusing dilemmas and their situation is just as complicated and challenging as it was before the deal was signed. How is the Church able to function under a government that is openly opposed to religious belief and practice? We talk with Anthony Clark.
Anthony E Clark is professor of Chinese history and director of the Asian Studies Program at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington
Bishop Brennan to help Diocese of Wheeling’s Healing Efforts
Description: Sanctions have been announced against Michael Bransfield, the former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, who is accused of several sexual-related charges as well as using diocesan funds to give gifts to high-ranking Church officials. Bransfield is no longer allowed to live or practice Mass in the diocese and must make personal amends. Yesterday Bishop Mark Brennan was introduced as the new leader of the diocese. Christine Rousselle has the latest.
Christine Rousselle is a national correspondent for CNA.
Converts who Followed Chesterton Across the Tiber
Description: G.K. Chesterton works draw readers from all backgrounds: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist and more. And many, many of them have ended up joining full Communion with the Catholic Church. What is it about his writings that have compelled so many to cross the Tiber? We’ll talk with Dale Ahlquist.
Dale Ahlquist is President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. He is also the publisher of Gilbert Magazine and the creator and host of the EWTN series The Apostle of Common Sense.