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April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 21, 2020

 4:00 – Can a Catholic be a Socialist?

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Bernie Sanders said that the economic devastation being caused by the Pandemic shows it is “imperative that we re-examine some of the foundations of American society, understand why they are failing us, and fight for a fairer and more just nation.” In today’s first reading from Acts, Luke recounts that “the community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common.” Does this story show a Christian support for the idea of Socialism? We’ll talk with Trent Horn.

 4:40 – A Chestertonian Approach to Pandemics

 GK Chesterton was one of the great Christian minds of the 20th century. What would he have to say about facing suffering like a pandemic? We’ll talk about it with Dale Ahlquist, who also previews an online event highlighting the Chesterton Academy of Detroit.

5:00 – St. Leo: Leadership in Schism

 The Great Schism was the culmination of theological and political differences that had developed between the East and the West over the centuries. At the time the Church was led by Pope Leo IX, who was tasked with leading during one of the Church’s most tumultuous times. His feast was April 19 and we’ll look at his legacy with Bill Cook.