Special Guest Host Matthew Bunson
Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 5, 2018
4:00 – Theology of the Body in One Hour
On Monday we commemorated the 13th anniversary of the death of St. John Paul II, whose influence and legacy is beyond measure. Among his most notable works is his Theology of the Body, in which he unveiled the beauty of God’s plan for human love, which is far different than the world’s vision of sexuality. We’ll talk with Jason Evert.
4:40 – Race Relations 50 Years after MLK
Deacon Timothy Tilghman was 15 years old when Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, 50 years ago this week. He joins us with his insights on the intersection of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. King, the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s in general, Catholicism and the black community, and the Catholic faith as experienced during the tumultuous 1960s.
5:00 – Capitol Hill Roundup
Jason Calvi joins us with the latest news from Capitol Hill, including budget talks, the leadup to the midterm elections and what they will mean for the Trump Administration, and the ongoing rancor in the capital.
5:40 – Women Are the Heralds of Humanae Vitae
Several years ago, Pope Francis reiterated Catholic teaching against contraception and drew this response from a self-proclaimed Catholic feminist: “Here was yet another example of the all-male hierarchy completely failing to understand what it is like to be a woman, or to live in a family, or to exercise control over fertility.” Of course, this perspective misunderstands the Church’s teaching authority: The Church does not conjure up “rules” of morality according to the whims of men. In the words of Blessed Paul VI, she “faithfully guards and interprets” what has been entrusted to her, “the unshakable teaching of the Church. This discussion is the focus of a conference at Catholic University of America. Mary Rice Hasson joins us with more.