Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 2, 2020
Guest Host Jerry Usher
4:00 – US Bishops Find New Ways to Share Jesus
The suspension of public Masses has left a hole in our hearts as we have been unable to receive Jesus. Bishops around the country and the world are doing what they can to encourage the faithful and help them prepare for Holy Week during this unique time. Bishop Earl Boyea has invited everyone from the Diocese of Lansing and beyond to join him tomorrow in a special day of Prayer and Fasting, with several prayers live-streamed over Facebook. He joins us with Brian Flynn to share the details.
4:20 – Remembering Pope John Paul II
Can you believe it’s been 15 years since Pope John Paul II died? Joan Lewis was in Rome at the time, working within the Holy See Press Office. She remembers the final days of his life, when the world waited and watched for news. She joins us with a look back on the saint’s final days and her favorite memories of his papacy.
4:40 – Remembering What’s Important
At time like this, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by worry and concern about what the near future holds for us. We may be unable to go to Mass, but that doesn’t release us from observing the Sabbath. Technical difficulties have prevented Al from hosting the show today, but he joins us as a guest with some pastoral advice for getting through the pandemic.
5:00 – Britons Rededicate England to Mary
In a wonderful ceremony on Sunday, Catholics around the world witnessed the rededication of England to Our Lady. The Act of Entrustment reaffirmed England’s status as the “Dowry of Mary”, a title dating back to at least the 14th century. Joanna Bogle joins us with a look at how it went and life in London under the Coronavirus.
5:20 – Catholic Kids Share their Love for Jesus
Throughout the Gospels we hear Jesus calling us to have the faith of children, and to let the children come to Him. A new website allows Catholic kids to express what Jesus means to them and share their faith with the world. It’s called Catholickids101 and foundress Jean Prather tells us about it.
5:40 – Preaching the Gospel in Russia
Fr. Mike Shields was born and raised in a Catholic family in Talkeetna, Alaska. After his Ordination to the Priesthood, he served throughout the Archdiocese of Anchorage for 15 years until he received the call to serve in the mission field of Far East Russia, where he has been laboring for the past 25 years.