Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 1, 2018
4:00 – The Clerical Response to McCarrick
How are the US Bishops responding to the McCarrick scandal? One of the best responses has come from Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, who sent a letter to the clergy in his diocese about the “profoundly spiritual crisis” facing the Church. We look at how bishops are responding with Mary Rice Hasson.
4:20 – The Ethics of Chiara Petrillo’s decision
A formal call for testimony has begun for Chiara Petrillo, the first step to becoming a saint. Chiara is the Italian mother who passed away from cancer after refusing treatment for fear it would harm her unborn baby. Paul Williams looks at her life and her decision from the point of Catholic moral theology.
4:40 – Register Recap: Honduran Bishops Respond to Accusations of Homosexual Network
A recent report in the National Catholic Register alleges a major homosexual network in the major seminary of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The bishops conference has denied the report, which the Register is standing behind. Matthew Bunson gives us the scoop and also the latest on the crisis in Chile.
5:00 – Faith-based foster care should not be abandoned
Child welfare advocates across the country are right to be concerned after a recent court order allowed Philadelphia to suspend its contract with Catholic Social Services, a faith-based foster care agency. It is yet another example of the growing trend in America of excluding religious organizations with long and proven track records in the field, all in the name of ideological conformity. We talk with Dr Grazie Pozo Christie.
5:20 – 40 Days for Life Co-Founder Becomes Catholic
David Bereit, the founder of 40 Days for Life, entered the Catholic Church on Easter, giving thanks for the inspiration of influential Catholics, including his wife and children. He shares his story.