Episode 26 – Dr. Patricia Edmisten

A Longing for Wisdom

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Original air date: November 22, 2011

Have you ever had to choose between your head and your heart?

What is the correlation between the current sexual abuse investigation of Jerry Sandusky against the past – and some allege still current – sexual abuses of priests and other clergy in the Catholic Church? Does the suppression of these intimate desires lead to behaviors deemed unmoral, unnatural and criminal? Would the abuses stop if priests marry?

In her newest book, A Longing for Wisdom, Dr. Patricia Taylor Edmisten examines her conscience on issues that matter to her and her faith. In order to examine the “discomfort with the church that [she] loves,” this retired professor undertakes a brave internal conversation that often challenges the external hierarchy of the Catholic Church.  As you watch this discussion, you’ll be privy to an intimate and brave discussion on sex, suicide and abortion, and you’ll see a very vocal and passionate glimpse of the struggle that many people around the world have with their faith.

Watch for this conversation beginning today at 11:00 am.

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