Patrick delves into the controversial and thought-provoking topic of blessings for same-sex couples within the Catholic Church. Addressing the Vatican’s recent release of the document on blessings and the contrasting perspectives from previous statements, this episode prompts listeners to ponder the complexities and implications of these developments.
- Patrick continues his conversation with Tiffany from the end of the previous hour.
- German – The bible talks about the snake being the craftiest of animals. And Satan is a snake. How should we read that?
- Irene – What is the ‘darkness’ in John 1:5? (11:59)
- Patrick explains “Papal Infallibility” and shares an article by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (33:45)
- Aaron – How are we supposed to take the newest comments of the pope about gay blessings?
- Elizabeth – I get monthly magnificent books with reflections. Can I throw them away? What should I do with them?
- Ted – I think you are splitting hairs about papal infallibility. When the pope speaks, the majority of people will go with what he says regardless of infallibility.
- Janet – I have a surgeon who is searching for his faith, and he used to be Muslim. What can I give him to help him come into the Church?
- Charles – I think we are getting down to the crux of the new document. Doesn’t it say that the ‘union’ can’t be blessed, which would not contradict the document written 2 years ago. (46:10)