4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – The Case of Magdi Allam: What Does it Mean to “Leave the Church?”
Magdi Allam, “a prominent Muslim-born journalist baptized by Pope Benedict XVI” has now blogged about “leaving the Church because it is too ‘weak with Islam.’” Canon lawyer Ed Peters says he doesn’t know why some folks are so quick to assume that (a) Allam was not ‘really’ a Catholic, or (b) he was not adequately catechized, or (c) Allam’s abandonment of the Faith must be an embarrassment to Abp. Fisichella who shepherded Allam into the Church. We talk to Ed about what it means to “leave the Church.”
4:40 – Do Unto Others: Covenant Community Care
Covenant Community Care, Inc. is a faith based Community Health Center serving the people of Metro Detroit. Matthew 25:40 reminds us that each person that we encounter is a precious child of God. We want to treat them as dearly as we would our own mother or son. Ultimately, we want to represent Christ well. Covenant Community Care offers integrated medical, dental and behavioral health care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. We talk to Executive Director Paul Propson and member of the board Bob Hoye.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – Pope Francis, Holy Thursday and the Washing of Feet
It has been widely reported that, when he was still the cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, the future Pope Francis washed the feet of women during the Mass of the Lord's Supper. Now he has done so as Pope, as well as washing the feet of non-Christains. It has caused much discussion and analysis of the Holy Thursday ceremony. Jimmy Akin offers some thoughts on Pope Francis's decision and what it means.