Kresta in the Afternoon – December 19, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Called & Co-Responsible

  • Description: Pope Emeritus Benedict once said that "Co-responsibility demands a change in mindset especially concerning the role of lay people in the Church. They should not be regarded as “collaborators” of the clergy, but, rather, as people who are really “co-responsible” for the Church’s being and acting." We explore what that means with John Cavadini.
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    • John Cavadini
      John Cavadini is a professor of theology at Notre Dame, where he chaired the Theology department from 1997 -2010. Since 2000 he has served as the Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He has also served a five-year term on the International Theological Commission. Learn more about the Called & Co-Responsible Conference, March 4-6, at
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+  A God Who Questions

  • Description: Throughout Scriptures, God asks us Questions. "Where are you?" "Do you want to be healed?" "Whom do you seek?" and of course the ever-important "Who do you say that I am?" Leonard DeLorenzo join us to examine the questions Jesus poses to us and how they reveal the hidden secrets of our hearts.
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    • Leonard DeLorenzo
      Leonard J. DeLorenzo is the author most recently of A God Who Questions. He teaches theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he also directs Notre Dame Vision within the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He's also the author of Witness: Learning to Tell the Stories of Grace that Illumine Our Lives and Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints. He is currently editing a volume to which he is also a contributor dedicated to Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person. For more info, visit
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    • A God Who Questions

      "Where are you?" God called out to the first couple in the Garden of Eden. He never stops asking us the same question. The divine search for us continues in the person of Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh. When Jesus himself asks questions in the New Testament, he asks not because he needs an answer, but to draw us out of the shadows and into his presence. And he asks a lot of questions: "Do you want to be healed?" "Who do the crowds say that I am?" "Why do you call me good?" "Whom do you seek?" In A God Who Questions, author Leonard J. DeLorenzo examines twenty of the questions Jesus asks in the Gospels, showing us how they reveal the hidden secrets of our hearts and invite a true encounter with God. Really listening to the questions of Jesus can be painful but wonderful, unsettling yet illuminating, inconvenient but always inspiring. (learn more)

+  Pope Francis Lifts Pontifical Secret From Legal Proceedings of Abuse Trials of Clerics

  • Description: Pope Francis declared Tuesday that the pontifical secret will no longer apply in cases of accusations and trials involving abuse of minors or vulnerable persons, and in cases of possession of child pornography by clerics. What is this pontifical secret and what, if any, effects will these changes have? Kieran Tapsell joins us.
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    • Kieran Tapsell
      Kieran Tapsell is a retired civil lawyer and the author of Potiphar’s Wife: The Vatican’s Secret and Child Sexual Abuse and of a submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Canon Law, A Systemic Factor in Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church. He was also a member of the canon law panel before the Australian Royal Commission.
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