First Topic– Pope sees Pseudo-Dionysius as a model for dialogue
Pope Benedict XVI resumed his series of talks on the early Church Fathers at his weekly public audience last week, introducing Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, explaining how that 6th-century scholar anticipated the demands of inter-faith dialogue today. The Holy Father said that since the truth is found in God, the scholar's work provided the Church with the first "great mystical theology," in which he "expresses the soul's journey toward God." Dr. Bill Riordan, author of a book on Dionysius, joins us.
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Third Topic – Catholic Perspectives on American Law
As the Supreme Court begins to release many of its opinions for the current term this week, we look at “catholic” and “Catholic” perspectives on American law--catholic in their claims of universal truths, and Catholic in their grounding in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. What emerges is a model of human freedom and flourishing that has its foundation in the transcendent vocation of each and every human person. Michael Scaperlanda is our guest.