The Papal Conclave
The Catholic Church finds itself at a crossroads with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI last week. Now, Church leaders are looking ahead to a Papal Conclave and the selection of a new pope, and while they do, onlookers worldwide are speculating on the future of the Catholic Church amidst controversy and changes in leadership, while looking at the ancient organization's history and traditions. We'll talk about the history of Papal Conclaves and the many ways that this one will be different and how it could affect the future of Catholics everywhere, when Charlotte Talks.
Dr. David Williams - Chair of the Department of Theology at Belmont Abbey College Father
Patrick Winslow - Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlotte
Dr. Peter Judge - Interim Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Winthrop University
George Weigel - Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and NBC Vatican Analyst, he joins us from Rome