Kresta in the Afternoon – June 16, 2015 – Hour 1

+  Pope Francis' Encyclical Leaked: Whodunit and What Can We Say at This Point?

  • Description: There's something of a whodunit going on in the Vatican to discover who leaked Pope Francis' environment encyclical to an Italian newsweekly, deflating the release of the most anticipated and feared papal document in recent times.In the draft of the encyclical, Francis says global warming is "mostly" due to human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. He calls for a radical change in behavior to save the planet for future generations and prevent the poor from suffering the worst effects of industry-induced environmental degradation. Several Vatican commentators hypothesized that the leak was aimed at taking the punch out of Thursday's official launch of the encyclical, in which the Vatican has lined up a Catholic cardinal, an Orthodox theologian, an atheist scientist and an economist to discuss the contents. We are joined by Kishore Jayabalan who heads the Acton Institute’s offices in Rome and he will explain the Vatican procedures on these types of events and will comment on the themes of the leaked encyclical.
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+  Teaching Business to Catholics: The Model of Catholic U.

  • Description: In January The Catholic University of America’s School of Business and Economics announced a research and educational program focused on the compatibility of capitalism and Catholicism. It makes perfect sense that CUA would want to teach this topic to business leaders. Free markets have liberated more people from poverty than any other force in history. But they must also be buttressed by moral principles, such as those taught in the Catholic Church. We talk to Tim Busch who has helped to launch this Initiative and is the Founder of the Napa Institute
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