First Topic – Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's election as Pope Benedict XVI brought a world-class biblical theologian to the papacy. There is an intensely biblical quality to his pastoral teaching and he has demonstrated a keen concern for the authentic interpretation of sacred Scripture. Here a foremost interpreter of Catholic thought and life offers a probing look at Benedict's biblical theology and provides a clear and concise introduction to his life and work. Bestselling author and theologian Scott Hahn argues that the heart of Benedict's theology is salvation history and the Bible and shows how Benedict accepts historical criticism but recognizes its limits. Scott is here to explain how Benedict reads the overall narrative of Scripture and how he puts it to work in theology, liturgy, and Christian discipleship.
Second Topic – Haiti: 72 Hours Later
Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, a massive 7.2 earthquake shook Haiti, demolishing a hospital, schools, and homes and leaving tens of thousands dead. Among those is Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot of Port-au-Prince The epicenter of the deadly earthquake was Port-au-Prince, the country’s densely-populated capital city and main seaport. Experts are calling it the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Haiti. Cross International Catholic Outreach has staff on the ground in Port-au-Prince surveying the damage and working with local ministries in the country to provide immediate relief. We talk to Jim Cavnar, President of Cross International.