On today’s episode, Steve talks to Dr. Michael Sirilla, professor of systematic theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Dr. Sirilla is also the editor of a new book from Emmaus Road publishing, entitled, From the Beginning: The Mission and Vocation of the Family in the Contemporary World. The book is the product of a symposium held last month at Franciscan University, in which Cardinal Raymond Burke, former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, gave a keynote address on the problems inherent with certain proposals made at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. Several theologians and philosophers provided essays on different questions facing the Synod fathers, and collected them in the book. Dr. Sirilla’s essay was specifically directed to the problems inherent in the Kasper Proposal, and his expertise on this topic as the Synod draws to a close should prove invaluable to our listeners.
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children.