FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Exclusive Interview with Cardinal William Levada on Salt + Light Television
Father Thomas Rosica sits down with the current Prefect for The
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
March 26, 2010 (Toronto) – Salt + Light Television, Canada’s national Catholic television network, will air an exclusive interview with Cardinal William J. Levada, Prefect of The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is one of the most important departments of the Vatican that deals with matters of faith, doctrine, theology and the interpretation of Scripture. One of its most illustrious Prefects was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, who headed the dicastery for 24 years prior to his election as Pope in 2005. He was succeeded by the current Prefect, American Cardinal William J. Levada, former Archbishop of San Francisco (USA).
In an exclusive interview granted to Fr. Thomas Rosica and Salt + Light Television during the Cardinal’s visit to Ottawa in March 2010, Cardinal Levada discusses some of the major issues and challenges facing the Church today including :
- The spread of the Catholic Faith
- The Holy Father’s outreach to the Anglican Communion
- The efforts to reach out to Catholics who have not fully accepted the Second Vatican Council
- The delicate work of the dicastery in dealing with sexual abuse
Cardinal Levada also shares insights on what it’s like to have Pope Benedict XVI as a boss and how, since the papacy of John Paul II, the congregation handles even more issues than previously. These include the influx of Anglicans into the Church and, notably, the cases of abuse within the Church. “We try to be as compassionate, but also as clear as possible,” the prefect said in reference to dealing with wayward priests accused of sexual abuse.
The interview will air on Salt + Light Television this Sunday March 28 at 8:00pm & midnight with repeats on Thursday April at 8:00pm and midnight and Friday at 12:30pm, All times eastern.
The interview will be available on demand at www.saltandlighttv.org/witness.
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