In this episode, from the St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis, MO, Andrew muses on his different experience of St. Louis from when he was young, then turns to his friends’ wedding on Friday, his friends’ loss of their infant son over the weekend, and his friend’s ordination, all under the theme of a quote from theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar, “Love wants to make a vow.” Then, he turns to an article sent to him by Michael Miley about Millennials not having kids and looks at why that is so based on what we just mused on about his weekend. And, in classic fashion, the end of the show sneaks up on him.
“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.