First Topic - CNN: “What the Pope Knew”
This weekend CNN aired a special entitled “What the Pope Knew” – focusing on the worldwide clerical sex abuse scandal. According to CNN promo material “CNN national correspondent Gary Tuchman reports for What the Pope Knew, investigating some of the most notorious pedophile priest cases in the United States and finds that the pope, as Cardinal Ratzinger, had direct responsibility for how they were handled. CNN’s investigation reveals that Ratzinger opposed or slowed down the defrocking of some priests, including convicted child molesters.” Matthew Bunson is here to respond.
Second Topic – Fr. Thomas Dubay: RIP
Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M. died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the age of 88 years at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. He had been admitted to Holy Cross the previous day from the nursing care facility, Springbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been living for less than a month. He was a well-known retreat master, author of more than 20 books, host of a number of EWTN television series, and one of the greatest experts on the spiritual life in the Catholic Church today. We pay tribute to him by listening to a piece of one of his appearances on “Kresta in the Afternoon.”