NCR Podcast: Cardinals, theologians and fathers

A man kisses his daughter during Mass in 2014 at Jesus the Divine Word Church in Huntingtown, Maryland. (CNS/Bob Roller)

In this episode, Josh McElwee checks in from the Vatican, where the Council of Cardinals have ended a recent meeting. Josh shares what the cardinals discussed and talks about the consistory taking place later this month. Heidi Schlumpf shares some interviews with theologians who attended the annual meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America in Albuquerque June 8-11. They talk about what it means to be a theologian in a time of Trump. Brittany talks to Young Voices columnists Mike Jordan Laskey and Christian Mocek about fatherhood and faith.

Show Notes

  • The Council of Cardinals is considering decentralizing authority over permanent deacons.
  • On June 28, Francis will appoint five new cardinals, including an associate of Óscar Romero.
  • Heidi Schlumpf reported from CTSA 2017, where theologians discussed ecology and creation care.
  • Mike Jordan Laskey writes about new parenthood, the gift of an altered perspective and seeing Scripture anew.
  • "Hope is the door that opens onto the future": Christian Mocek writes about faith, fear, and fatherhood.

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