Monday, October 25, 2010

Today on Kresta - October 25, 2010

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 25

4:00 – Nothing to Hide: Secrecy, Communication, and Communion in the Catholic Church
Few people know the inner workings of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops like Russell Shaw. He served for two decades as Communications Director for the USCCB and has written Nothing to Hide: Secrecy, Communication, and Communion in the Catholic Church. He joins us to discuss the abuse of secrecy in the Church, the scandals it has caused and the serious problem of mistrust that exists in the credibility of the Church. In this beautiful vision of the Church, his aim is to make a contribution to realizing this vision in the concrete circumstances of the present day, by helping to end the culture of secrecy, especially within American Catholicism, and replacing the destructive culture with an open, accountable community of faith.

5:00 – The Temperament God Gave You
Hippocrates defined the four temperaments hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, classifying a pattern of personal inclinations as choleric, sanguine, melancholic and phlegmatic. Now, modern Christians can use that ancient knowledge coupled with Christ's call to perfection in understanding themselves, their spouses, and their unique path to holiness. In no other kind of human relationship is knowledge of the temperaments — the fundamental personality traits, hard-wired into us at birth, that affect the way we respond to the world around us — so critical, and so fruitful, as in a Christian marriage. For it’s only through mutual understanding of our own patterns of reaction, and those of our spouse, that we can motivate, nurture, respect, and above all, love each other with the selfless patience to which Christ calls us in the sacrament. Art and Laraine Bennett join us to discuss the temperaments God gave us.


  1. Secrecy , privacy, seal of confession are dishonored and most likely lost when a crime is committed . Victims to lose their privacy when the crime is reported. So who is responsible for making the choices after the crime is committed the victim, their parents the offender or the Church officials?

  2. Temperaments, yep, we all have them. Still we are expected to behave in ways that are not always our ways. In most offices, probably the Plegmatic temperament would work best-" Team player, easy going, will sacrifice for the group, go with the flow" in a productivity driven environment . To get that job though, one has to be a bit of a type A- Choleric. Then on those social occasions that Sanguin temperament will get you through a tough, busy spell, since we are social beings and need to talk sometime. Beware though , put on your Melancholic style while on that mandatory outing ,at lengthy meeting while others discuss everything but work.Just smile:-')