Kresta in the Afternoon – May 21, 2014 – Hour 2

+  Michael Coren: A Wide-Ranging Conversation on Apologetics, the Culture, the Church, the Future of Catholicism, and the Role of the Laity

  • Description: When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became Pope Francis in March 2013, there were almost 6,000 journalists in Rome to cover the Papal election. Some of them reported on the conclave with expertise and empathy, but others -- either out of ignorance or an agenda -- insisted on asking the same questions again and again: Is the Church going to change? Will the new Pope be flexible? Is Catholicism going to adapt to the times and alter its teaching on same-sex marriage, abortion, contraception, female ordination, celibate clergy, and divorce? Interestingly, these questions center on moral and sexual issues rather than directly theological topics, but they are all based on the premise that the Church is wrong, outdated, in need of fundamental transformation. Does the Church need to change, and if so, where? Where it cannot change, why is this so? In his signature frank style, Michael Coren is here in studio to have a wide-ranging conversation about the transparency of leadership and finance; the competence of the curia and Vatican civil service; the approach the Church takes towards media, the way it deals with the detritus of the abuse crisis; and its approach to the developing world band towards others religions, particularly Islam and more.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Michael Coren

      Michael Coren is the bestselling author of fifteen books, including biographies of G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis. He is the host of the talk show "The Arena" on the SUN News Network and also writes a syndicated column for ten daily newspapers. His last two books are Why Catholics Are Right and Heresy.

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+  Michael Coren: A Wide-Ranging Conversation on Apologetics, the Culture, the Church, the Future of Catholicism, and the Role of the Laity (continued)

+  Michael Coren: A Wide-Ranging Conversation on Apologetics, the Culture, the Church, the Future of Catholicism, and the Role of the Laity (continued)

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