In this episode Andrew gives his hearty congratulations to the Denver Broncos, explores his history as a football fan, and talks about what it’s like to be in a football city for the first time. Then, Andrew turns to the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to meet with Patriarch Kiril of the Russian Orthodox Church, explores some of the concerns making their way through the blogosphere, and holds up Pope Francis as a model of love seeking relationship. In the process, it occurs to Andrew that a pope with one lung is seeking to lead us to “breath with both lungs” in the words of JPII! Finally, Andrew attempt to talk about a beautiful experience at Divine Liturgy over the weekend that was to be the focus of the whole episode, but punts until next. So, typical or classic, depending your charity.
“The Counter Position” is a new show by Andrew Whaley, founder of the apostolate Calix. Andrew brings his unique take on things from over 20 years of studying philosophy, theology, art, business, and design while processing those ideas daily over the bar in his coffeehouses with people of all walks of life, most of them being the unchurched/dechurched. Feverishly interested in everything, Andrew covers a wide array of topics, spiritual and otherwise, with his hallmark brand of edgy self-deprecating humor, intellectual speculation, and deep wonder. Interviews range from major Catholic figures and intellectuals to interesting characters with good story or an insight to bring. So, if you’re interested in a new form of Catholic radio, buckle up and tune in.