Mar 16, 2015|
Tommy talks to Fr. Jim Weiss, an Associate Professor of Theology at Boston College, about how the Pope has done the past two years.
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Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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But there's still some out opposition Europe stand if you church experience changed at all when I find it you're seeing is the pulpit is brought up some topics when you think about it. Nothing changes I'll think we'll be back when he yelled CC so when he 7712. Tommy Tucker WW. 717. Cloudy sunny today it's very mild highs around 79 tomorrow for Saint Patrick's Day highs around eighty no rain. 40% chance for showers creeps in on Wednesday. Kaiser and 77 Thursday highs around 7830%. Chance for showers and approaching the weekend thirty president chance for rain. Kaiser and 74 Pope France's Friday celebrated his second anniversary of being open it. Seems like time has flown guy. We're asking you dude do you have a very favorable impression of the Pope. Even if you're not Catholic in nine out attend camp leagues have a favorable view of Pope France's. A friend by the Jim Weiss joins is right now associate associate professor of theology at Boston College did. I guess recap the pope's first 2 years in morning father according. I'm well and you. Thanks for taking the time witness. When it comes to. The Pope some of the controversy you'll things he's done in some of the more from the traditional things he's done. Well. Ike Ike I think when it started out with the the very obvious difference between this open the last two popes. The last two popes you know Oprah hopes for about thirty years. For the last two popes kept telling us what was wrong with the world. And Francis has been telling us what's wrong with the church view that the church needs to be a place of welcome and embrace not a place of boundaries and banishment. And I think that is set the tone for a his emphasis on mercy of the church's support of toward. He keeps it in his what would unconditional love looks like. And and he does that count them. The Wheaton the way he's become that people with. Very difficult diseases in very difficult like situation. The way he welcomed a bunch of I think about thirty couples who were. Living together unmarried and he welcomed into the Vatican and presided at their marriages. Somebody brought their children so it's it's a very different tone to this state city and I think it's that. It's hard for a lot of people to get used to work thinking of the church discipline with the welcomed. And that it didn't receive smiled. I think it's taken the differences. Mercy over morals is that the way you'd put it. I wouldn't say over morals they'll decide that adult tickets that. I don't think he's. He's at the deputy would he didn't reduce things to easy formulas that would be interesting. Things about him is that he's he's. Mercy is is is a way to encourage us to look at it as. But we're gonna look at them more readily. It if we feel that would safe place. He's also made some business decisions has really as far as a church and com the gate capital holdings and the hand. Yet amazingly though he inherited. A real bad this is the thing necessarily against Pope Benedict but. As he inherited a financial and a ball bat in the Vatican that he had spoken about it. Very loudly is is that Christmas address to the end to the Vatican bureaucracy. Was in long list of our senior citizens not to solve the density zone there. But financially. There was very little accountability in the attic of their work. Funds that had gone missing he has. He has brought in the kind of Bulldog cardinals from Australia whose very adept to an excited. But he's also he's not giving him power he that's he created a complex structure of three different. Offices which will have oversight over Vatican's finances and he had a a secular. Accounting firm amid. Two can do in the Vatican books. Our bet is that they feature the major thing and he's also as the bishops to say what they really think he. He said that totally don't say what you think the Pope wants to hear it should be tested here. We have to hear what people really think any told bishops as fully people what they think about things like the family. Sexuality and so forth so he's also introducing. Our style of government which is. Collegial horizontal well topped them. Give a couple more minutes father I'd like to ask you about. Sex abuse and interaction. And Pope who France's and how. He's he's handled that and and has anything really changed in terms of the chargers it's strictly about. Appearances. I'm glad you're asking that tally because there are two that there are two areas. Where pope's present has not taken action. I thought they need to pick it up there we come back right okay thank you 722 I guess father Jim Weiss talking about. Hope Francis who is doing. In terms of popularity very very well nine out of ten US Catholics have a very favorable. The view of him including six in ten of very favorable view 722 years traffic double WL traffic center. Tied tiger talk about a new poll on the second anniversary of Pope John the output of France's. Being elected Pope that he is viewed very favorably in the United States nine out of ten. And six out of ten have a very favorable view and those are almost rock star numbers when it comes a BM Pope. Father Jim Weiss is where this associate professor of theology at Boston college and before we went to traffic follies you're talking about. To areas where Pope France's has not done so well. Well I wouldn't idiot and don't the world to me it's just equipment and so far. And he keeps talking about it spoke it like jazz and talent yet. Well the outages because you lack the note note that obesity is a credit to pre register with. Let's I don't know hang them listening Republicans got off like a football practice to a very bad start. Finally Jim Weiss our guests associate professor of theology at Boston College started about Pope. Frances and his second anniversary his popularity and father before we went to the break you retirements of areas where the Pope didn't really do anything yet. The idea is that it is indeed talked about it but the action has yet to come. That those two areas. Sexual abuse it and women. There a connection between the two by the until. That sexual abuse he has. He has focused on the question. Which the previous Pope that the previous two popes did not think about namely what about bishops who do we really keep. Sex abusers are in the priesthood will. The road what to do would bishops themselves are accountable when bishops themselves. The abusers. And the Vatican's treats this as a very touchy subject their current legal. Issues to get. He does have a commission were in a very seriously on this and it's expected to bring its expected to unveil some new policies. Later this year. But we don't know listen. It's seems Condit did I don't know father I get in terms of consistency where he stands. Is he appointed that big shipment she'll lay right that. If he had been I guess petition by some people there. Not to approach not to appoint. Bishop barrows because he's accused of having covered up or. Chile's most. Knoedler notorious Metafiles as the reverend Fernando carried demon but yet you don't know whether the sanctioning Kansas City bishop. Who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of failing a reporter priest who child pornography on his computer. Yeah that this ship is still bishop in Kansas City it's it's this scandal to a lot of lay people clergy. And the casing into the it was very interesting read the cartilage Tuesday. Are ignored the petitions to do something about this priest who was. A serial sex abuser he fled their priests fled the country. And would eventually to try to felt guilty. That cardinal is. Is one of the pope's in chief advisors of the reforms of the church are. He's he's otherwise known as a very effective. Cardinal or bishop but as he does of that state of his record. The discipline kids it's a mystery but nothing has been dubbed. He was so guilty that quite some time ago would depend and sentencing was given probation. Armed. That the priest who didn't so guilty of the beams have been removed. But that the Vatican I think is trying to work out a consistent policy and put the one defensive they've offered is that that it can do to get all the different. Groups of bishops all over the world of one same page in terms of awareness and prosecution's. But an audio a couple of minutes. Talked about it because. You'd seen the mean in terms beginning a policy to get their name as big of a problem at least percent shall he has this is with clergy and Catholic Church had been. I would give their policy together pretty quickly and sent it out in an email all of the patients and say look this is the way it's going to be in this what you gonna have to do although it may not be that simple. At any questions about. Pope France's any comments to 601870. Father Jim Weiss nice enough to spend some time with this. An associate professor of theology at Boston College right now time for debit WL first news. And David Lee thank you David and active fathered GM why he's a friend of ours and associate professor of theology at Boston college and we're talking about. Both Francis is second anniversary and we're talking about that does this sex scandal in the church of the profile scandal and and how. Pau France is really hasn't done. Anything yet I guess what Eskew is being Pope like being a CEO of the company and where. If he says it is is it like a camera sent an email here but up up up up about booms that this would you do. Are a bit not his style and you know that would play I said earlier that anything about the clergy sexual abuse I should. I should correct myself that because he did appoint a very major commission of experts. Sexual abuse including a victim of clergy sexual abuse. Women even some of them Catholics of this eight member commission appointed. Just one year ago and told to study cope with. Come up with recommendations and so. He hit them that it is that was it's it's kind of in the study phase but your question could he just said bill bull. That the dramatic and I think positive things about the spoke he doesn't act top. Called it anything that probably led to problems on the list to pull. He's he's a very consultative person viewpoint commissions made up of very different kinds of people that aren't cardinals advising him on. On the whole reforms of Vatican. Com from all different ideological. And positions there's a couple of very conservative blogs a couple of a couple of you know relatively liberal wants. So calm. He could take it that that what he's available question the settled. Or he could do it you know some people say the problem with the list to pope's is that they keep the answers that certain what the question. He is a consultative. Person he has criticized bishops. Who who have a top down view their authority. All he wants people to come together and thrash things out so. I think that maybe one reason why. They'll policy decisions have been made we do build as he has this eight member commission. Which will be advising him very shortly and it's led by cardinal here in Boston cardinal O'Malley who. Has been has been one of the church is. They needed most effective. Advocates for reform. The ships who transferred abusing priests and reform of priests and cardinal Daly. Was the ship in Florida and before that episcopal diocese of Massachusetts with it was very serious sexual. While the before we run at a time the conservative. The action of the church if you wanna call it that cardinals Raymond Burke. He's become voiced conservative. I guess voice in the church you know remove the experiences the Vatican's Chief Justice you know it's he says hypothetically he would resist the Pope would be were to try to change church doctrine is to me seems like a disgruntled. Employee. And his wonder what zealous have to do with Jesus. Yeah I. Tubby I think cardinal Berkus distraction. Of a he got fired in the pardon me the he got fired in the oh he got ego move to a ceremonial position yet to Cutler. Yup all night saying recent ice as you know bloody nose done and resist the you know it's. It's like fire to give oxygen if you if you get him out of attention he's he's gonna create. More distractions there were eight cardinals. Who published the book of essays. Lists last fall that I think the more significant what was Burke. Who were openly criticizing the pope's approach to the international meeting of bishops it's gonna go on for two years talking about things like get divorced and remarried Catholics and same sex unions. Are these eight cardinal did publish. Very serious theological as it is explain why they disagree with the pope's approach. All of the and he said good that would disagree with we have to speak openly but I want everybody to speak including those. Who want to take the lead at his speed is his old theological spokesperson. Is injured cardinal Kasper. As cardinal Kasper has been very outspoken and taking. More lenient approach more moderate approach welcomed people back to communion of who felt that they should be taking its. So. You know what's really unusual about this Pope is that he wants everybody to to speak that. And if you were punished for doing that and Pope John Paul. While I appreciate your time we we have to go in and you do to next time will we'll pick it up right here about that. Tickets you got it father Jim why he's a friend of buyers who was not by the weighted jazz went. He has associate professor of theology at Boston College so we'll talk about it when we come back you happy with Pope France's. When it comes a moment church. -- followed the rules of the church or do you even go Indians to go to church to feel close to god. Where can you do this. Navy field closer if you don't know if they'd you don't agree with the everything's gone on air time net take a break come back under the W. 748 Tommy Tucker Devin WL breaking bad actor. And stand up comedian bill Burr bringing his edgy no holds barred comedy to this anger at theaters Thursday April 23. And I get you tickets we've got a W I'll listen to me every day this week between six and tinian for the bill Burt clip. And I give his number to call calorie wins a pair of tickets valued at ninety dollars only him one lucky winner days so make sure you listen to win. And good luck. WW LWL general on there. Contest rules apply complete rules available. At our studios of human stop by and say hi Orion Debbie WL dot com. A couple of texts that are coming in about the Pope on them sizzle what is the Pope really changed other than talking about issues. And they eased up on a symbolic things on on anything in the church is really changed. On the debt might be because when it comes in this old church hierarchy as it relates to Catholics. Which I am one full disclosure. Maybe it's got to be evolution and not revolution. And I get a text here that says. And in terms of the shoes sexual abuse problem in the Catholic Church. It says here's a recommendation. Stop touching kids. Commission over. And I don't understand how this can be so difficult form I really don't very simple call the police of someone is accused of something wrong. It column police priests are no priest and a son and as someone transfers into another. District that person should be punished and it has happened where Nam. The bishop in Kansas idiot think it was. Transferred a priest. To move or at least the priest that was a bishop that was convicted. On a misdemeanor. Covering up for a will covering up is the right word but not removing. A priest. That was an abuser. And Kansas City bishop Robert Dan he pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to report a priest. Who had child pornography. On his computer. And in my way of thinking and the only between somebody and enjoying it child pornography. And acting out on that is opportunity. The net use of land seated differences cinematic investigated the diocese taken no public action. My opinion I think he's an he's talked a good game and on and he's really done that much and I think the Nam. The news that the perception is reality on the ways and in terms of nine on it and Catholics. Approving of him and love and and I think it's about his style not really change and anything in this. In the church. From. So 2601878. Toll free 866889087. Lean on anymore if you wanna weigh in on this right now some 51 tunneling your traffic in that we go to Terrell Robinson. 757. Get a taxi or one right after the other one of Mercer from different numbers time it would archbishop Damon agree with. The priests on the point of not allowing priests to speak freely. And elements as you want the Vatican to send out an email. About changing policy when. They don't even electronically let you know if there's a new Pope they could with smoke signals so I guess. In a way it's true nothing changes quickly at Saint Patrick's Day coming up. Tomorrow we're gonna call a public. Like we normally do but this time when a call upon that I was actually in and try to connect with the bartender ago or idea. Isn't magical bartender that. We actually got a conversation. It'd debit WL dot com you'll notice a photo gallery of some people having fun yesterday at the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Metairie. Now what I find disturbing. Is that. There are a couple of guys one of ominously publisher. Or at least sleeves rolled up and it says Irish for a day you roll tide. Relying. Okay and Alabama shirt. But if you look at what heat and a friend of his are wearing and reporting to be a kilt. It really looks more. And I have experience with this but washing them and hanging them up every week. It it looks more like a girl scared from a from a school. And if you go to the WL but comments like the fourth picture from the bottom. You'll see when I'm talking about under the ample gut it doesn't look like a kilt that looks like a girl's school occurred skirt which is. Kind of freaky up ready jaguar opinion poll asks you Republican and trying to slander anybody on him just saying that's what looks like to make. Who's happier conservatives or liberals 73%. Of the poll respondents are saying conservatives. 27%. Are saying liberals but there is a new study out. That says. From the Democrats are happier. Wide ranging study that was published in science magazine. They did an interesting kind of thing they they took. The facial expressions of Republicans and Democrats. They went to the congressional record to see what kinds of words were being used positive or negative. And they found that Democrats are a lot. Happier than our conservatives who I guess if you wanna. Lose a party labels that liberals are a lot happier than conservatives. Were to talk to. I guess somebody that did. The study and we're also gonna. Find out from you. But he thinks happier liberals or conservatives I can make a case for either side.