Special Guest Host Jerry Usher
Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 3, 2018
4:00 – Sr. Jean, the Media and America’s Sports Mania
The NCAA Men’s basketball tournament came to an end last night with Villanova’s victory over Michigan. Like always, March Madness was full of shocking upsets, highlight-reel plays and clutch performances. But the story of the year was, without a doubt, the underdog Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and their chaplain, Sister Jean. The national media, which typically ignores stories with a religious aspect, fell in love with the 98-year-old nun. What made the story so appealing? We’ll talk with Pete Burak, who also looks at the relationship between church and sports.
4:20 – Secular France honors Arnaud Beltrame, Press ignores his Faith
Last month French Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame died after he offered to take the place of a female hostage being used as a human shield by an ISIS gunman. He has been mourned across the country and world, but much of the local press has failed to explore his strong Catholic faith. We’ll talk with Terry Mattingly.
4:40 – A Guide for Catholic Grandparents
What’s the difference between being a grandparent and being a Catholic grandparent? We’ll talk with Lorene Duquin about incorporating faith, hope, love and fun into your relationship with your grandkids.
5:00 – Vatican: Pope Francis Did Not Deny Reality of Hell
After a recent meeting with Pope Francis, Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari claimed the pontiff told him there is no Hell. The Vatican quickly denied the report, citing thousands of years of Church teaching and multiple examples of Francis affirming the existence of Hell. This is not Francis’ first run-in with Scalfari, who prides himself on never taking notes during an interview. We’ll get more from Matthew Bunson.
5:20 – God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness
A church destroyed. A congregation silenced. A relationship shattered. Yet even in life’s darkest valleys, a small flame can light the way toward healing and hope. This is the story of God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness. Producer David AR White joins us.
5:40 – Don’t Call Me Gay. Call me Catholic
Avera Maria Santo is a devout Catholic blogger who is living with Same-Sex Attraction. She joins us to discuss her struggles and how she is strengthened by God’s grace.