Talking about the "things that matter most" on Aug. 9
4:00 – A Guide to the New Translation of The Mass
Remarkable change is taking place this year in Catholic Churches across the United States. The publication of the third Roman Missal, which goes into effect Advent 2011, has presented parish educators with a unique moment to catechize the lay faithful on one of the most basic and foundational aspects of our faith: the Mass. Much is changing with this new Missal, and parishioners will need to learn new responses, a new Gloria, and a new Creed, among other changes. They will hear the priest using liturgical phrases and responses different from those they have heard for the past forty years. Dr. Edward Sri is author of A Guide to the New Translation of The Mass and joins us today.
4:40 – 2012 Eucharistic Congress in Ireland
A Eucharistic Congress is an international gathering of people which aims to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church, to help improve our understanding and celebration of the liturgy and to draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist. The 50th Eucharistic Congress will be held next year in Ireland and our Ireland correspondent Gareth Peoples has prepared a report for us.
5:00 - Five common misconceptions about Islam among Catholics
Muslims often claim that Islam is a misunderstood religion. This is partially true, insofar as many people do not understand the nature of Islam or what it teaches. Catholics are called to proclaim the Gospel to all people, including Muslims. However, it can be difficult to communicate Christ to a Muslim if one does not understand what the Muslim believes. The fact that Muslims have been aggressively proselytizing Catholics and other Christians has added to the confusion about Islamic theology. Let’s take a look at five common misconceptions about Islam among Catholics. Catholic Islam scholar Andrew Bieszad is our guide.