Joe interview Brian Muth, Principal for Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep, a Pre-K – 12 Catholic (Day & Home) School in Napa California. Joe and Brian discussed the nature and beauty of Catholic Education and the critical role it plays in the formation of the Intellect, the Will, and Characters of our children, families, and the in the society with which we live. Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep does a superb job in fulfilling their mission! To learn more, check out their website. www.kolbetrinity.org
Father Habiger is a Benedictine priest in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison Kansas. Since 2003 he has been a full-time member of NFP Outreach where his focus is primarily upon promoting God’s Plan for Marriage and Spousal Love, which includes counter acting the contraceptive and sterilization culture. He does this through parish missions, NFP parish weekends, Theology of the Body seminars, and consultations with priests and bishops during “clergy days”. Father Matthew has his PhD in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of America. He is very well qualified to address the challenging topic of “conscience”.
If you want to do some homework for today’s program, you can read about conscience in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) beginning with: http://www.usccb.org
1776 “Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment…. For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God…. His conscience is man’s most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths.”
For many people–and clergy are no exception, conscience poses a difficult subject. The CCC says that we must obey our conscience. BUT, we must have a “well-formed” conscience (CCC, 1783), or we will be led astray by the evil one as a consequence of Original Sin.
Conscience poses a very serious challenge for many Catholics in their discernment about sexual morality, particularly in addressing contraception, sterilization, artificial reproductive technologies, and Natural Family Planning.
Guest – Joseph E. Capizzi, Ph.D.
Joe and Joseph discussed his exciting new book, (coauthored with Andrew V. Abela, Ph.D.). The main contribution of this book was to organize in one volume Church teaching of relevance to business and economics by topic and specific question. The unbiased nature of letting the documents speak for themselves is powerful!
Joe and Joseph’s enthusiastic discussion hit several high points such as: integration of our faith with our work, developing our conscience, just wage, finding happiness in business, and church’s role in business and economic theory.
The book is an indispensable tool for business men and women who desire to reach the next level of business and personal satisfaction.
Our society has different understandings of what the conscience is and what it means to have a properly formed conscience. EWTN’s Authentically Free at Last host Gloria Purvis and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers discuss the importance of the conscience, how we can form our consciences properly and how a properly formed conscience leads to authentic human freedom.