Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 16, 2020
4:00 – COVID Chaos in Venezuela
While people in the United States and around the world focus sharply on confronting the coronavirus pandemic, Venezuela is grappling with its own challenges. Major drops in oil prices have intensified the country’s already-disastrous economic collapse and the US Justice Department has even presented indictments against President Maduro for money laundering and drug trafficking. We take a look inside the chaos with Professor Antonio Perez.
4:20 – Faith Conquers Coronavirus
We’ve all been affected by the pandemic but we can take hope in the challenges our forefathers faces. In in Christianity’s two-thousand-year history, cruel persecutions and sudden, uncontrollable plagues like COVID-19 have time and again struck mankind, challenging Christians to rise up spiritually against evils that cannot immediately be conquered materially. Teresa Tomeo joins us with advice from Scripture, saints and scholars on facing a crisis.
4:40 – Who is the Real Phyllis Schlalfly?
On Wednesday, Hulu released the first three episodes of its series based around the failed ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, “Mrs. America.” Central to the story is Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative icon who rallied the nation’s housewives to stop the then invincible-seeming ERA. Not surprisingly, the series casts her in a negative light. Phyllis’ daughter Anne joins us.
5:00 – Counseling the Whole Human Person
Catholic theology gives us a unique and complete understanding of the Human person, one that has physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual aspects. As a Catholic psychologist, Therese Cirner integrates these aspects when working with patients. She joins us.
5:20 – The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict
Today is Pope Benedict’s 93rd Birthday. His election brought a world-class Biblical theologian to the papacy and there is an intense Biblical quality to his pastoral teachings. We look at his theology with Scott Hahn.