Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 23, 2020
4:00 – The Incredible Power of God’s Grace and Mercy
One of the saddest effects of the pandemic has been our limited access to the grace of Confession, but even when we can go many of us find ourselves grappling with the shame and guilt of sin that seems to linger even after we are cleansed. Fr. Wade Menezes joins us with advice for rejecting the shame of Satan.
4:40 – Does the Pandemic Open the Door for an ISIS Resurgence?
The Coronavirus poses a unique and significant risk for the Iraqi and Yazidi communities who are still recovering from the destruction wreaked by the Islamic State. They face additional challenges, including from Shia-backed militant groups active in Iraq. Jeremy Barker of the Religious Freedom Institute has more.
5:00 – God Speaks through the Pandemic
We’ve talked a lot now about what God is saying to us through this pandemic. That’s the focus of Renewal Ministries’ Spring Gathering, which has been shifted to a free online presentation on Saturday night. Peter Herbeck joins us.
5:20 – Why I “Hate” Confession
We often don’t realize how much we take something for granted until it’s taken away from us, and we’re all experiencing that as we are unable to attend public Masses and have limited access to the Sacraments. Steve Ray misses Confession just as much as anyone – but he also says he “hates” going. He joins us.