Join Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon for lively conversation in response to listener questions! Topics: climate change conundrum, hey you Nuns, the Word of God or of regular people.
01:50. Listener question: Is it a sin if we don't do things to help reduce climate change?
03:00. What are encyclicals, and did Pope Francis’ write in Laudato Si, about care of earth.
05:45. “Ecological integrity” and the effect of personal choices.
07:30. How to measure our individual carbon footprint—some surprising results!
10:27. The nature of sin and are there sins against nature?
14:00. Some choices that individuals can make to help reduce climate change.
19:00. Listener question: How should I greet a nun or priest in public, without invading their privacy?
21:15. Being a nun – not a job.
23:30. The sign of the cross and what it means.
25:00. Avoiding awkward moments when greeting nuns and priests.
28:45. Listener question: Why do Mass readings end with “The Word of God” when the words were written by regular people, not God?
30:30. Inspired by God vs. written by God
31:50. The synoptic Gospels: writers, stories, and consistency (or not).
33:15. Logic and ongoing revelation: how scriptures reveal God to us.
36:00 The story of the journey of faith.
38:30. Styles of writing as a way to understand scripture.
40:40. Bible commentaries…and cubits.
Links from today's show:
- Catholic Climate Covenant
- Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si
- Resource for learning more about the bible
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