First Topic – Kresta Comments – Mary Daly
Second Topic – Ten Commandments for the Environment: Pope Benedict XVI Speaks Out for Creation and Just
Seasoned author and journalist Woodeene Koenig-Bricker is an environmentalist – so is Pope Benedict XVI. But don’t let that word scare you. Woodeene is here to offer commentary that helps to unpack the Ten Commandments for the Environment, which were recently released by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. She helps us understand an environmentally responsible lifestyle as a moral responsibility to protect the poor, who suffer most when climate change creates a shortage of resources. With practical, everyday ideas for reducing one's ecological footprint, this book is a must-read for those seeking the inspiration that the Holy Father radiates to a new generation of Catholics.
Third Topic – The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Sunday
Sunday is the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the feast day commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Originally the baptism of Christ was celebrated on Epiphany, which commemorates the coming of the Magi, the baptism of Christ, and the wedding at Cana. Over time in the West, however, the celebration of the baptism of the Lord came to be commemorated as a distinct feast from Epiphany. We talk to Steve Ray about the Baptism of Christ and its relationship to Epiphany.