2018 Countdown #19: Super Bowl Champion becomes Champion of God
Description: Elvis Grbac spent eight seasons in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl his rookie year as the backup to the legendary Steve Young and later being selected to a Pro Bowl. Yet he knows there are more important things. He's a lifelong Catholic who is studying for a Master's in theology and plans to become a deacon. He joins us.
Elvis Grbac is a former quarterback who played at the University of Michigan under Bo Schembechler. He spent eight years in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens. Since leaving football he has served on the pastoral council at the Church of the Holy Angels and is involved in teaching Youth Catechesis. Elvis is also currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary.
2018 Countdown #18: Evangelical Catholics Respond to the Crisis (2 segments)
Description: George Weigel follows Catholic news closely but decided not to attend, in his words, the "circus" of the Fall Assembly - and it proved to be a good decision. Gospel-centered Evangelical Catholics across the country are feeling fury and betrayal that so little concrete action was taken. What are the roots of this anger? And what role does “Evangelical Catholicism” play in all this? George joins us.
George Weigel is a New York Times bestselling author of many books, most recently Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St John Paul II. He's a distinguished senior fellow of Washington's Ethics and Public Policy Center. Visit EPPC.org.