Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 28, 2020
4:00 – Waiting and Reflecting with Newman
Like millions of Catholics around the world, Joanna Bogle has been mostly confined to her home for several weeks and has been unable to participate in the Mass and Sacraments in the traditional way. But that doesn’t mean it has to be a spiritually dead time. St John Henry Newman dated his own spiritual journey to a summer when he battled an illness at school and was confined to his bed. Joanna joins us with the story.
4:20 – AFLC Begins Legal Action against Michigan Governors
We talked last month with Rob Muise about his successful legal action on the part of a local pro-lifer who had been arrested for peacefully, “distantly” protesting outside an abortion clinic. He has now filed a lawsuit in response to executive orders by Michigan Governor Whitmer that have helped force a lessening in restrictions on travel and other freedoms. Rob joins us.
4:40 – Elites Go to War on Homeschooling — Just When Everyone’s Doing It
The pandemic has essentially forced every family to become a homeschooling family, much to the chagrin of critics of homeschooling, such as the one we saw in Harvard magazine last week. The author of that article will co-host an event this summer called “Homeschooling Summit: Problems, Politics, and the Prospects for Reform.” An alternative online conference this Friday hopes to provide a counter-argument that looks at the benefits of homeschooling. Corey DeAngelis has the details.
5:00 – What Even Skeptical Scholars Admit about the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus
The Resurrection is the single greatest event in human history. Without it, Christianity loses all meaning. Even among skeptics and those who reject Christianity, there are elements of Jesus’ life and Resurrection that are beyond dispute. We’ll talk about it with Justin Bass.