Talking about the "things that matter most" on April 20
4:00 – Benedict XVI: Theologian of the Bible
Pope Benedict, a world-class biblical theologian, has recently published the second volume of his Jesus of Nazareth trilogy, Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, and just last year promulgated the apostolic exhortation Verbum Domini, the most important Catholic document on the Bible since Vatican II's Dei Verbum. Father Joseph Lienhard is here to explore Benedict's dedication to the Sacred Scriptures as the touchstone for theology.
4:40 – Holy Thursday and St. John Vianney – Patron of Priests
Tomorrow, of course, is Holy Thursday, the start of the Solemn Triduum and the day on which we remember the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist and Priesthood. What better time to look at the patron of priests – St. John Vianney. For the 2010 “Year for Priests,” Leonardo Defilippis created the one-man show “Vianney.” The play focuses on the question, “What is a priest?” and tells the story of St. John Vianney, whose exemplary life was so remarkable that the Pope has named him the patron of the jubilee year for priests, declared him the patron of all the priests of the world. The drama, starring actor and film director Leonardo Defilippis, is playing for packed houses around the country and will be touring SE MI over the next few weeks. We talk with Leonardo.
5:00 – Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection
Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, and no myth, revolutionary, or misunderstood prophet, insists Benedict XVI. Indeed, Benedict maintains that the evidence, fairly considered, brings us face-to-face with the challenge of Jesus-a real man who taught and acted in ways that were tantamount to claims of divine authority, claims not easily dismissed as lunacy or deception. Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection is Pope Benedict XVI’s follow-up to Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordon to the Transfiguration. As we go through this Holy Week, Fr. James Schall is here to take us deeper into the Pope’s thoughts on this most sacred week of the year.
5:40 – Approaching the Triduum
On Palm Sunday, Matthew showed us that, as Jesus resolutely does his Father's will, myriad forms of human dysfunction--betrayal, sloth, stupidity, violence, scapegoating, corruption--break out around him. This is the salvation story: God's compassionate embrace of sinners. As we continue through Holy Week, Fr. Robert Barron is here to lead us into the Triduuim and toward the culmination of the Christian life at Easter.