Historically, organized religion has responded negatively to dissent by shunning, excommunicating, imprisoning, torturing, and even killing those who threaten its authority. For the Catholic Church, one prominent theologian has been a thoughtful source of dissent for five decades. Father Charles Curran, professor of Human Values at Southern Methodist University and author of Loyal Dissent: Memoir of a Catholic Theologian, will join Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief, to discuss the importance of individual conscience and the buildup to today’s Catholic Church and the culture wars.

Hear the full September 11, 2021 State of Belief Radio program here.

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