Talking about the "things that matter most" on Jan. 29
4:00 – Kresta Comments – State of the Union / GOP
Response and the Problem of Empty Phrases
5:00 – Renewal: How a New
Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops Is Revitalizing the Catholic Church
In the wake of the clergy abuse scandal of the last
decade, many media commentators predicted the “end” of the Catholic priesthood.
Demands for an end to celibacy, coupled with calls for women’s ordination,
dominated discussions on the effectiveness of the Catholic Church in America. Anne Hendershott argues that
rather than a decline of the priesthood and a diminishing influence of the
Catholic Church, we are living in a time of transformation and revitalization.
The aging generation of progressives that continues to lobby Church leaders to
change Catholic teachings on reproductive rights, same-sex marriage and women's
ordination is being replaced by younger men and women who are attracted to the
Church because of the very timelessness of its teachings. Anne joins us to make