Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 24, 2018
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Healing our Broken Hearts
There are no adequate words to describe the events described in the recently released grand jury report on multigenerational clerical abuse in Pennsylvania and the PA bishop’s response (or lack thereof). But the faithful can take solace in Christ’s words to Peter in Matthew chapter 16. Dr Greg Popcak joins us with more.
4:20 – Germain Grisez’s defense of Humane Vitae
Germain Grisez was professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Mount St. Mary’s University and one of the most articulate defenders of the Church’s teachings against contraception and in defense of natural law. Dr. John Love looks at his teachings and the impact of Humane vitae.
4:40 – Seton Hall announces “Independent Review,” while more allegations surface in Newark
Our friends at Catholic News Agency have reported on new allegations against former Cardinal McCarrick from six priests of the Archdiocese of Newark. The stories are shocking; one priest recalls that there was a standing joke about “hiding the handsome ones” whenever McCarrick visited. Meanwhile Seton Hall University, which is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark, has announced an independent review of accusations against seminarians. We talk with Ed Condon.
5:00 – Homosexuality and the Crisis in the Church
Is there a link between homosexuality and the crisis facing the Church? Is there any truth to the rumors of a “homosexual subculture” within certain Catholic institutions? Is the answer to allow priests to marry or change church teaching on sexuality? We talk with Fr. Paul Sullins.
5:20 – A Journey from Despair to Hope
Rob Galea was a lonely, miserable teenager. He wanted to feel like he belonged, so he joined a gang. He went clubbing. He drank. He stole things. He lied. His reckless lifestyle ultimately led him to hide in fear for his life from other gang members. He was so desperate in those days spent in his dark bedroom that he contemplated ending his life. But a phone call from his grandmother led to him turning his life around. Fr. Galea joins us.