Season 4, Francis Watch, Episode 13: Mercy, Joy, and Encounter

Bishop Donald Sanborn and Father Anthony Cekada

Bishop Donald Sanborn and Father Anthony Cekada

In this month’s episode of Francis Watch, guests Bishop Donald Sanborn and Father Anthony Cekada explore the continuing Lutheran themes inherent in the “theology” of Francis Bergoglio, particularly woven between the threads of “mercy,” “joy,” and “surprise.” Topics covered include:

  • The Year of Mercy
  • A warning for priests to avoid being peacocks
  • An encouragement to baptize all who ask for it (a preparation for a darker purpose, as our guests explain to us)
  • More discussion of “encounter”
  • A reminder that those who “do not know how to dialogue disobey God”
  • Praise for the Charismatic movement
  • An update on the situation of the German Bishops and their particular responses to Roman instructions
  • More desire for action on global warming, climate change, and equal pay for women
  • Responses of Kasper, Maradiaga, and Robert Spaemann to the long view of the Bergoglio (non) pontificate
  • Atheist theologians: where VII takes us

This episode ran longer than our Season 4 norm for this show, but there was just too much to be covered and not enough time. Host Stephen Heiner joins our regular guests His Excellency Bishop Donald Sanborn, rector of Most Holy Trinity Seminary in Brooksville, Florida, and Father Anthony Cekada, assistant pastor of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church in West Chester, Ohio.

Original Air Date: April 30, 2015
Show Run Time: 1 hour 52 minutes
Show Guest(s): Bishop Donald Sanborn, Father Anthony Cekada
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner
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