Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on April 8, 2019
4:00 – Memories of John Paul II
It’s hard to believe it’s already been 14 years since we said goodbye to Pope John Paul II. The anniversary of his death was last Tuesday, and today marks the anniversary of his funeral. At the time it was the single largest gathering in history of heads of state outside of the United Nations, surpassing the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965. Attendees included four kings, five queens, at least 70 presidents and prime ministers and 14 leaders of other religions. It’s also one of the largest single gatherings of Christians in history, with an estimated four million lay Catholics gathering in Rome alone. We mark the anniversary by talking with George Weigel about his unique friendship with John Paul II and his favorite memories of the scholar who became a saint.
5:00 – The Power of the Co-Responsible Laity
In the wake of the Boston scandal of nearly 20 years ago, we learned that the laity and Church leadership can work together to achieve reform. Today, we have a chance to prove this once again. We know that Lay Leadership works. The question is how we use it. We talk more with Tim Busch.
5:40 – The Children of Priests – a Canon Law Answer
We spoke last week with Vincent Doyle, the son of a priest, about his experiences and the work he does with other children of priests. How does Canon law approach this situation? Fr Gerald Murray joins us.