Guest Host: Peter Herbeck
First Topic - Loving in the Truth Those Involved in the Gay Lifestyle
Fr. Roger Landry, a priest of the Archdiocese Falls River, MA is here to discuss three common falsehoods that frequently arise in opposition to Church teaching on homosexual relationships to which the Church must respond with the truth. The first is the facile citation of "What would Jesus do?" impling that Jesus would never do anything other than embrace those in the gay movement. The second falsity is about the "acceptance" of those with same-sex attractions. The third falsehood relates to the common calumny that any opposition to the gay agenda comes exclusively from "homophobia" or "hatred." Fr. Landry addresses these falsehoods.
Second Topic - Discipleship and Spiritual Gifts
Sherry Weddell created the first charism discernment process specifically designed for Catholics in 1993. She has gone on to co-found the Catherine of Siena Institute which, among many things, trains priests, seminarians, and parish and diocesan leaders at all levels to facilitate the discernment of charisms and personal call at the parish and to create a Catholic culture of discernment where it is "normal" for many Catholic adults to be asking "What is God calling me to do with my life?" She is here to discuss discipleship and the spiritual gifts.