In this episode an annoyed Andrew tries to move above the day he’s having and instead vents his frustration with the reception of and commentary on Amoris Laetitia. In response, he tries to lay out a big picture schema through which to view the Church, ministry, doctrine, discipline etc., in particular that it is all a means to the end of encounter and communion with the living God, now and in Heaven. In that context, he lays out an order for mercy to happen in which we embody the goodness and grace of God, that “goodness calls us to repentance”, then real mercy can respond to the penitent heart.
“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.