Talking about the "things that matter most" on Feb. 25
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – The Catholic Perspective on Paul: Paul and the Origins of Catholic Christianity
If you're looking for a complete and simple Catholic resource to equip you to answer your Protestant friends about salvation, faith and works, baptism, the Eucharist, the sacraments, the priesthood, celibacy, and redemptive suffering, then this new book is for you. This book intends to show once and for all that Saint Paul was thoroughly Catholic, and that Protestant and liberal prejudices against the Catholic perspective on Paul are unwarranted. If we read Paul in his own words, we find none other than the great Catholic Apostle of Rome. Taylor Marshall is here.
5:00 – Annulments on the Decline in US / Should Andrew Cuomo be Denied Communion
Every year, Pope Benedict XVI gives a speech to the judges of the Roman Rota, a Vatican court that mainly handles marriage cases. He usually includes a warning about handing out annulments too easily, and Americans invariably assume that he's talking about them. On this matter they may have a point: Vatican statistics say that more than 60% of annulments come from the United States. But annulments in the US are now on the decline. Why? Canon lawyer Ed Peters answers that question as well as whether NY Governor Andrew Cuomo should be denied Communion.
5:30 – "Of Gods and Men"
Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly determine that their calling is to remain and continue the work they were called to do. The film is “Of Gods and Men” and Steven Greydanus is here to review the film that was France’s submission to the Academy Awards “Best Foreign Film” category.