Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 14, 2018
4:00 – Special Election in PA – is it a Referendum on Trump?
Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone squared off in a special election last night to replace disgraced representative Tim Murphy, who resigned late last year after he was caught encouraging an aide with whom he had an affair to have an abortion. It’s a district that Murphy has won easily for years and which Trump won by 20 points – and as of this morning, Lamb led by .2% in a race that was still close to call. What, if anything, does this mean for President Trump and his opponents? Why did the campaigns spend nearly $12 million in a district that won’t even exist by the November election? We’ll talk with Paul Kengor.
4:20 – Holiness, Mother Angelica Style
Mother Angelica revolutionized Catholic media and popularized the universal call to holiness, bringing this fundamental Catholic teaching to generations of the faithful. Fr. Joseph Mary joins us with tips for achieving this holiness in our everyday lives.
5:00 – A Wrinkle in Time and Bringing Faith to the Screen
Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi novel A Wrinkle in Time won the Newbury Medal in 1963 and is considered one of the great works of children’s literature from the last century. It’s also a deeply religious book with strong Christian themes. It’s now been adapted for the theater, coincidentally just a few days before the death of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. This has left many of us wondering about physics, spirituality and the connection between the two. We’ll talk with Steven Greydanus.
5:20 – Putting the Divine Renovation into Practice
We’ve talked in the past with Fr. James Mallon, author of the outstanding Divine Renovation. Today, we’re taking the conversation even further. The Divine Renovation is challenging and often messy work and Fr Simon Lobo has seen it firsthand as an associate pastor at St Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the Divine Renovation began. We’ll talk with Fr Simon about how the movement began and how we can build a game plan and develop leaders for lasting parish change.