Mike and Dominic are back to discuss controversies, news, and questions in the Catholic Church today.
1. Did a recently-appointed Cardinal say that WYD isn’t about evangelization?
2. What should we do with our hands during the Lord’s Prayer?
3. Tips for trolls on Catholic Twitter
Summary and Links:
1) Mike and Dominic discuss a controversy surrounding future cardinal, Bishop Americo Aguiar of Lisbon, who is also in charge of organizing World Youth Day, who is quoted as saying: “We don’t want to convert the young people to Christ or to the Catholic Church or anything like that at all.”
What should we make of this?
"Bishop Aguiar, Pope Benedict, and Interreligious Dialogue" by Claire Domingues and Pedro Gabriel
"Beyond Superficiality: Bishop Aguiar’s vision for World Youth Day" by Pedro Gabriel
2) Last week, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines issued a “clarification” regarding the posture of the laity during the recitation of the Our Father during Mass.
What did it say?
3) Mike and Dominic discuss Mike's new post on his substack site called “Rules for Trolls” with the Subheading “Let's make the Twitter experience better for both of us.”
ABOUT THE DEBRIEF
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A weekly show where we dive deep into the news, topics, questions, and controversies facing the Catholic Church today. Hosted by Dominic de Souza, founder of SmartCatholics, posing questions to Mike Lewis, editor and cofounder of Where Peter Is. We bring you commentary, analysis, and context on tough questions that the Church is facing. Whether you’re a devout Catholic, a curious seeker, or just interested in the news and happenings in the Church, join us for The Debrief. When it comes to news and controversies in the Catholic Church, stay curious, informed, and engaged.
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