The Dialogue — Vericast Catholic Podcast Network

What is the balance, or nuance that should be established when discussing religion, and religion’s place in society?  We discuss a couple of news stories that provide an example of lack of nuance when discussing religion’s role in the culture. We also talk about observing the big picture—true in religion, true in the politics, and true in the world.

  • Matt

    The following English television debate result from back in 2009 is indicative of where the West stands today as a people and a culture:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZRcYaAYWg4&feature=youtu.be&t=1h57m18s

    The West hasn’t been Christian for at least two generations now. We are in the midst of an almost universal revolt against Christ and His Bride, the Church. The West is a much closer reflection of the ancient Canaanites than it is of Catholic Christendom, of which any remaining cultural remnant is mostly superficial e.g. monogamous marriage. What’s the point in having a law for monogamous marriage when divorce comes so easily nowadays? When fornication is the norm? When adultery is a legal right? There isn’t much of a point at all.

    With all due respect, to identify today’s West as Christian, in the midst of this massive revolt against Christ and the Church, is an insult to Him:

    2 Thessalonians 2

    1 And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto him:

    2 That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand.

    3 Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,

    4 Who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.

    5 Remember you not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

    6 And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time.

    7 For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way.

    8 And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming, him,

    9 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders,

    10 And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive
    not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

    11 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity.

    12 But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of
    God, for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit, and faith of the truth:

    13 Whereunto also he hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    14 Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle.

    15 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation, and good hope in grace,

    16 Exhort your hearts, and confirm you in every good work and word.

    2 John 7-11

    7 For many seducers are gone out into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh: this is a seducer and an antichrist.

    8 Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward.

    9 Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son.

    10 If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him, God speed you.

    11 For he that saith unto him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works.

    Is this a bit too deep for a show like The Dialogue given that it isn’t exclusively Catholic oriented with Cal being an atheist? 🙂

  • David Nolan

    Hi just thought you would be interested in this guys opinion on climate change.
    https://youtu.be/mQMdt7byS74