Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 4, 2019
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Seven moral rules found all around the world
Anthropologists at the University of Oxford have discovered what they believe to be seven universal moral rules. How do they relate to the Catholic idea of the Natural Law? Does the Natural Law have any influence on modern philosophical thought? We talk with Dr. Greg Popcak.
4:20 – Breakthrough: An Incredible Story of Faith and Miracles
When John Smith–a young boy who was declared dead after his body was pulled from icy waters–walked out of the hospital sixteen days later, Pastor Jason Noble was there to witness it. The story is told in the upcoming film Breakthrough. Pastor Jason joins us with the story.
4:40 – Register Recap: Archbishop Gregory Asked to Lead Washington Diocese
Archbishop Wilton Gregory has been announced as the first African-American archbishop of Washington. Formerly of Atlanta, Archbishop Gregory will be tasked with leading the diocese as it struggles with questions relating to Cardinal Wuerl and what he knew about McCarrick. Matthew Bunson of the National Catholic Register fills us in on this and other Church stories.
5:00 – The Relationship Between Religion and Culture in America
Religion plays a unique role in American culture. Even with the rise of the Nones, a higher percentage of Americans identify as religious compared to most western countries. But many aspects of American culture have long been secularized and it’s hard to find a field – whether it be entertainment, academia or the law – where one can honestly say Christians have a strong influence. We take a deeper look at the relationship between religion and culture in America with historian George Marsden.