Discussing a priest’s very-fiery video/appeal on Facebook, we discuss the importance of seeing the Church, the world, and our own experiences in a context outside of ourselves—a Catholic Context—in order to see with greater clarity and depth.
Human dignity. It's something Catholics and Atheists can agree on…at least on some level. And on some level, we disagree. Extremely violent videos, violent groups (ISIS), and a society lost in a moral vacuum all play roles in the violation of the dignity of human beings. And isn't abortion also a violation of that dignity? When does life really begin? Tim and Cal toss these points around, following Tim's recount of a recent hours-long "debate" he had with two friends over the past weekend.
Vickie is talking about the authority of the Church in this episode. She talks about relying on the Church's ability to interpret herself "in keeping with the whole". She talks about understanding Vatican II within this context and having confidence in the Church's understanding of it rather than our own.