Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 19
Guest Host: Peter Herbeck
4:00 – Loving in the Truth Those Involved in the Gay Lifestyle
Fr. Roger Landry, a priest of the Archdiocese Falls River, MA is here to discuss three common falsehoods that frequently arise in opposition to Church teaching on homosexual relationships to which the Church must respond with the truth. The first is the facile citation of “What would Jesus do?” impling that Jesus would never do anything other than embrace those in the gay movement. The second falsity is about the “acceptance” of those with same-sex attractions. The third falsehood relates to the common calumny that any opposition to the gay agenda comes exclusively from “homophobia” or “hatred.” Fr. Landry addresses these falsehoods.
4:30 – Discipleship and Spiritual Gifts
Sherry Weddell created the first charism discernment process specifically designed for Catholics in 1993. She has gone on to co-found the Catherine of Siena Institute which, among many things, trains priests, seminarians, and parish and diocesan leaders at all levels to facilitate the discernment of charisms and personal call at the parish and to create a Catholic culture of discernment where it is “normal” for many Catholic adults to be asking “What is God calling me to do with my life?” She is here to discuss discipleship and the spiritual gifts.
5:00 – Universalism and the Catholic Church
Many Catholics are misled by a belief that all will be saved – a notion known as universalism. Ralph Martin is here to explain why that is a fallacy. Jesus died for the redemption of all mankind. His death redeemed mankind collectively, so we can say that even non-Christians are redeemed. But because each person has free will, he can choose to reject the salvation offered him as a gift. So, while all are redeemed, it is possible that not all will be saved. Christ’s death is sufficient for the salvation of all, but it is efficient for the salvation of those who choose to accept that gift.
5:30 – Interpreting Romans 11 as a Catholic Convert from Judaism
“I ask, then, has God rejected his people? Of course not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham,of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew.” Romans 11: 1-2. Roy Schoeman is a Catholic convert from Judaism. He is here to interpret this passage which causes confusion for some Catholics.