First Topic – Port-au-Prince - archbishop among dead in earthquake
The archbishop of Port-au-Prince, Monsignor Joseph Serge Miot, died in the Haiti earthquake along with unknown thousands of victims. Meanwhile, Pope Benedict XVI today urged generous international aid for the victims of Haiti's earthquake and has pledged concrete help from the Catholic Church. International efforts to help Haiti in the wake of yesterday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake are under way, with governments across the world and aid agencies mobilizing search and rescue teams and aid supplies. Although the full scale of the disaster has yet to emerge, it is clear that it will pose a huge challenge. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and is still struggling to recover from devastating hurricanes in 2008. We talk to Dr. Britt Marshall who has spent time in Haiti doing mission work.
Second Topic – To Judge or Not to Judge?
“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.” (Matt. 7:1–5) For two reasons we have difficulty reading this text. Both have to do with the fact that we inevitably read it as modern people and hardly suspect that there is yet another way to hear these words. We talk with Paul Thigpen about when to judge and when not to judge.