Kresta in the Afternoon – February 16, 2011 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – US Bishops to Revise “Faithful Citizenship” Document on Voting

    This coming November the Catholic bishops will approve a new version of their “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” document. The 36-page statement on political responsibility was hotly debated at the bishops’ meeting in 2007, though only four bishops voted against it. At the time, Archbishop Raymond Burke made an impassioned plea for his fellow bishops to reconsider problematic sections of “Faithful Citizenship” to no avail. Now, it is known that Cardinal Raymond Burke’s concerns were well founded. During the election, various sentences of the bishops’ statement were cherry-picked, stripped of context, and employed to convince Catholic voters it was justifiable to vote for pro-abortion candidates. We talk about the possible revisions with Deal Hudson and Matt Smith of Catholic Advocate

    Second Topic – Al Challenges Former Priest Alberto Cutie

    Alberto Cutie, also known as "Father 'Oprah'" due to his frequent radio and television appearances was formerly a priest of the Archdiocese of Miami. He has now written a self-justifying book entitled Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle With Faith and Love. The book is his attempt to justify his double life which was exposed in May of 2009 when the paparazzi photographed him on a Miami beach in the arms of his "girlfriend." He quickly made a public showing of his departure from the priesthood, marriage, and entry into the Anglican clerical state. But the scandal is not ended. His new book makes sure of that as it attacks the Church and continues to lead the faithful astray with his outrageous claims and skewed theology. It is for this reason that Al has decided to challenge him and expose his deception, false teaching, and accommodation to the world.

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