Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 24, 2020
4:00 – The Virus, Abortion and the Ethic of Isolation
After several weeks of “social distancing,” we’re all feeling the effects of not being able to spend time with friends and loved ones the way we usually do. But in a way, this lifestyle is just the next step in a lifestyle our world has long embraced. We have embraced individualism as the primary social-ethical value, and this independence is especially dominant when it comes to abortion. Monica Miller joins us.
4:20 – Mother Angelica Remembered
Monday, April 20 would have been the 97th birthday of Mother Angelica. We look back and at how EWTN is continuing to respond to COVID with Doug Keck.
4:40 – The “Risks” of Homeschooling?
If you’re on social media, you’ve probably heard about the article in Harvard Magazine discussing homeschooling. It’s a summary of a larger study by Elizabeth Bartholet of the school’s Child Advocacy Program and argues that homeschooling “not only violates children’s right to a ‘meaningful education’ and their right to be protected from potential child abuse, but may keep them from contributing positively to a democratic society.” We take a look with Dr. Brian Ray.
5:00 – The Popes vs the World
Of the eight popes who led the Church during the 20th century, 4 have been canonized and another 2 declared venerable. They led the Church at a time of ongoing assaults on the dignity and rights of the human person and were witnesses to some of the greatest atrocities mankind has seen. Russel Shaw joins us with a view on how they handled these sins against human dignity.
5:40 – An Inside Look at China’s Lies
We may never know exactly what China knew – and when – about the dangers of the Coronavirus. But we do know what they have told their citizens. Workers with Womens Rights Without Frontiers report that Chinese villagers have been told “the US wants to destroy China” and that the US infected China via US sports teams that visited for “military games” last year. Reggie Littlejohn joins us.