First Topic - Reflections on the LCWR Assembly As Next Steps Are Taken in Response to Vatican Call for Reforms
Veteran Catholic reporter Ann Carey attended the annual meeting of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious last week to report on their response to the mandate from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to reform their organization. Ann writes, "I had the very real sense that some sisters feel that the Church can address problems in the modern world only by reconsidering some of its doctrine. Thus, I developed a better understanding of the Vatican's concern that the LCWR seems to want to negotiate doctrine. Attending the LCWR assembly also made clear to me that the LCWR sisters and the Vatican have a divergent ecclesiology and even a different language. So, the gulf between the two parties is wide, and they both need our prayers..." Ann joins us to summarize the meeting.
Second Topic - Subsidiarity, Solidarity, and the Lay Mission: Bishop Morlino Discusses Paul Ryan and the Ryan Budget
During the final bruising months of a presidential election that could hinge on the shifting views of Catholic "swing" voters, Americans can expect to witness disputes that showcase legitimate questions about the practical impact of VP candidate Paul Ryan's policies and partisan hit jobs that fail to provide a holistic treatment of Catholic teaching. Now, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Ryan's bishop, has waded into this election-year minefield, clearly concerned that a valued member of his flock is being unfairly attacked by partisan forces. In a column posted on his diocesan website Aug. 16, Bishop Morlino vouches for Ryan's Catholic bona fides, but stresses that his remarks should not be viewed as an endorsement of Ryan or any candidate. Bishop Morlino joins us today to discuss that column.
Third Topic - Kresta Comments