GUEST HOSTS: BRUCE AND KRIS MCGREGOR
First Topic – November 11, 1215: The Fourth Lateran Council opens. It officially confirmed the doctrine of transubstantiation
This week in the year 1215 the Fourth Lateran Council opened. That council officially confirmed the doctrine of transubstantiation, the teaching that the substance of Eucharistic bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ, with only the accidents (appearances of bread and wine) remaining. We talk with Mike Aquilina about the Real Presence in the Eucharist.
Second Topic – Church of England in crisis as five bishops defect to Rome
Five Anglican bishops will leave the Church of England and enter the ordinariate set up by Pope Benedict XVI known as the English Ordinariate, for Church of England traditionalists who wish to switch allegiance to Rome while retaining some of their Anglican traditions. The defections have been triggered by a vote at the General Synod of the Church of England in July to support divisive plans for women to be ordained as bishops in England for the first time. We talk with former Anglican priest and now Catholic priest Fr. Dwight Longnecker.
Third Topic – Providing Spiritual Nourishment to Soldiers on the Front Lines
The Frontline Faith Project delivers compact MP3 players preloaded with spiritual content, especially as it pertains to military service, to members of our armed forces currently deployed or returning from deployment, with special emphasis on injured troops and troops stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan. The FRONTLINE FAITH Players include an audio rendition of the Mass (Provided By EWTN); various homilies; prayers just for those serving, including a recitation of the Rosary; Christian music; prayers from children; and testimonies from soldiers about the struggles and victories of their faith journeys. We talk with the founder of the project, Cheri Lomonte.