First Topic - Remembering Chuck Colson
The death of Chuck Colson is so remarkable because of the life of Chuck Colson. His life is summed up in the scripture that the Manhattan Declaration posted: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV)! Chuck Colson was truly a new man. His life forever will be remembered, not in a legacy of political intrigue, but with a legacy of new life in Jesus Christ that overflowed to the world with a robust intellect and dynamic message lived out in a heart of deep, demonstrable compassion. Few knew Colson as well as Michael Timmis who succeeded Colson as Chairman of Prison Fellowship. Michael joins us to offer some words on the passing of Chuck Colson.
Second Topic - Vatican receives positive response from SSPX; reconciliation possible
The Vatican has confirmed receipt of a positive response from the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) to the "doctrinal preamble" that could form the basis for reconciliation between the traditionalist group and the Holy See. The Ecclesia Dei commission, which is responsible for relations with traditionalist Catholics, announced on April 18 that it had received a response from Bishop Bernard Fellay, the SSPX leader. That response will be reviewed by the Ecclesia Dei commission, and by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and then forwarded to Pope Benedict XVI for a final decision that could result in the lifting of suspensions of SSPX bishops. Both the Vatican and the SSPX cautioned that Bishop Fellay's response does not resolve all remaining disagreements between the two sides. Matthew Bunson joins us to discuss these developments.