Description: A common reaction to the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has been, "This is bad for the Church but it's ok. We've faced challenges like this before and it hasn't ultimately hurt our ability to share the Gospel." Al explains how the ruling presents a whole new set of challenges for the Church.
Description: The Supreme Court’s recognition of same-sex marriage as a constitutional right means that it’s more important than ever for Catholics to be clear in how the Church treats people with same-sex attraction. The Church has never and will never recognize same-sex “marriage,” but we are still called to treat everyone with love, dignity and compassion. We discuss how to do that with Monsignor Charles Pope.
Monsignor Charles Pope
Monsignor Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, a vibrant parish community in Washington, DC. He is a native of Chicago with a bachelor degree in computer science, his interest in the priesthood stemmed from his experience as a church musician. He has led Bible studies in the U.S. Congress and at the White House in past years.
Description: Pope Francis has finally returned from his ten-day whirlwind tour of South America. We'll review the highlights of the trip and the significance of what he said with Matthew Bunson.
Dr Matthew Bunson
Matthew Bunson is a Senior Correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor and a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He is the author or co-author of more than 45 books, including The Encyclopedia of Catholic History; The Encyclopedia of Saints; Papal Wisdom; All Shall Be Well; Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire; and The Angelic Doctor: The Life and World of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is the editor of Our Sunday Visitor's The Catholic Answer magazine. Dr. Bunson is on the faculty of the Catholic Distance University